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by Jose Saramago

An epidemic of "white blindness" infects a whole city as victims are captured and thrown into an insane asylum. Guards are told to kill anyone who escapes. But what happens when one intrepid soul fakes her blindness in order to be with her husband? Written by Jose Saramago, one of Portugal's most important authors and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Blindness is considered Saramago's most poignant work.

This is the second of two meetings on Blindness.


World Literature is a member-led group. It's free to all members, and all are welcome to attend. Many of the selections discussed are critically acclaimed works translated into English. World Literature Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month (excluding holidays).

World Literature Book Group Meetings

Members Only; Free
4th Floor Board Room
Myles Cooper - 415-857-6721

Future Book Group Meetings

Fast Fridays

Nov 1 - 12:00pm

"Wamsutter Wolf"
by Annie Proulx

World Literature
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Nov 6 - 6:30pm

American Pastoral
by Philip Roth

Brown Bag Mystery Readers
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Nov 18 - 12:00pm

The Jewel That Was Ours
by Colin Dexter

World Literature
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Nov 20 - 6:30pm

Crossing to Safety
by Wallace Stegner

World Literature
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Dec 4 - 6:30pm

Crossing to Safety
by Wallace Stegner