Gold Country Mini-Retreat

May 15, 2021

Since 2010 we've held annual Gold Country mini-retreats in beautiful Auburn, CA, nestled in the Sierra foothills. Like our mini-retreats in San Francisco and Calistoga, this is a one-day event that combines discussion of a book (usually nonfiction) with a screening of a related film. There is a small charge, and lunch is provided.

In 2021, we plan to meet and discuss a book as we love to do, but due to the pandemic, the discussion will take place on Zoom.

On May 15, 2021 we'll discuss Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer, and we'll view its 1997 film adaptation starring Brad Pitt, David Thewlis and BD Wong.

Please hold the date. Plans are pending; check back later for registration details.

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In previous years, the Gold Country Mini-Retreat has featured discussions of Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Bell, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O'Connor, I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, Invictus by John Carlin, Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson, John Adams by David McCullough, Longitude by Dava Sobel, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, along with their film adaptations.

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