Update as of Dec. 2018. After 2+ years, we've finally entered the final volume, Time Regained. A party is being planned when we (the few who've seen it all the way through) complete the novel, probably in March or April. More later on this in this space.
Perhaps as no other book, Marcel Proust's behemoth begs for a group approach; bonding, goading, talking, supporting, and most importantly, celebrating should all be a part of this group project of making our way (all the way) through this extraordinary and extraordinarily long (~3000 pages!!!) masterpiece from the fertile ground of the early 20th century.