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Discuss a book and a movie: "Revolutionary Road" by Richard Yates

10th Annual San Francisco Great Books Mini-Retreat

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Because this event has sold out every year, we will have the mini-retreat on Saturday and repeat it on Sunday.    On the registration form please choose the day you wish to attend.  Again this year, we will be at the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco on Post Street near Market Street just a few blocks from Union Square.

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, ISBN[masked]

Revo Road book

This is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple whose suburban life is held together by a dream. Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgaged their hopes and ideals, betraying not only each other but themselves. Lionel Shriver, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, said, "I can't think of a better novel to pass on [to the next generation] than Revolutionary Road."

Revo Road beach photo



Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the movie (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet) four stars out of four, calling the film “so good it is devastating.”  The cast includes Christopher Fitzgerald, Kathy Bates, Zoe Kazan, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour and was directed by Sam Mendes (Director of the just released James Bond sequel "Skyfall").

This Mini-Retreat is sponsored by the Great Books Council of San Francisco and the fee to attend is $35.00.  For more information and online registration and to pay through PayPal or Visa or Mastercard or pay by mailing a check click on the link below:

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