Thursday, October 1, 2015

Book Giveaway: The Beautiful Bureaucrat

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.

It's the first of the month and you know what that means.
It's time to bring you November's Author/Reader discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing The Beautiful Bureaucrat 
with Helen Phillips

The publisher, Henry Holt, has graciously given us a total of 15 copies to givewaway!

10 print copies (US residents only)
5 net galley copies (open internationally)

What it's about: 

In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as "The Database." After a long period of joblessness, she's not inclined to question her fortune, but as the days inch by and the files stack up, Josephine feels increasingly anxious in her surroundings. The office's scarred pinkish walls take on a living quality. The drone of keyboards echoes eerily down the long halls. When one evening her husband Joseph disappears and then returns, offering no explanation as to his whereabouts, her creeping unease shifts decidedly to dread.

As other strange events build to a crescendo, the haunting truth about Josephine's work begins to take shape in her mind, even as something powerful is gathering its own form within her. She realizes that in order to save those she holds most dear, she must penetrate an institution whose tentacles seem to extend to every corner of the city and beyond. Both chilling and poignant, The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a novel of rare restraint and imagination. With it, Helen Phillips enters the company of Murakami, Bender, and Atwood as she twists the world we know and shows it back to us full of meaning and wonder-luminous and new.

This giveaway will run through October 9th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on October 10th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads. You must let me know if you are in the US or if you live internationally, (If you are US, please state whether print or digital is your first choice).

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from November 16th through November 22nd . Helen has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her. 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred).


 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 



  1. I'm interested. Strongly prefer a print copy. Agree to participate in Nov book discussion. Reach me at

  2. I'm in the US and very interested. I live in cubeland for work so can definitely relate to office dystopia. I agree to participate in the discussion and can be reached at Prefer digital copy. Thanks!

  3. I live in the US. I'd love a print copy, but can take a mobi if available through the digital option. I'll participate in the discussion and can be reached at alt.current at gmail dot com.

  4. Congrats everyone! We had exactly 15 entries so that means you all win!
    I'll be in touch shortly to get your deets and confirm you're in before I reach out to the publisher!