Saturday, November 1, 2014

Book Giveaway: A Red Woman Was Crying

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 December's Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading Don Mitchell's story collection

Don Mitchell has made have made a total of 10 copies available for giveaway.
5 print (for US only) and 5 digital Kindle / PDF's (internationally).

Here's a little something about the book from goodreads:

Don Mitchell's new collection of short stories, set among tribal people on Bougainville Island in the late 1960s, demystifies ethnography by turning it on its head. The narrators are Nagovisi - South Pacific rainforest cultivators - and through their eyes the reader comes to know the young American anthropologist, himself struggling with his identity as a Vietnam-era American, who's come to to study their culture in a time of change. Beautifully written, evocative, and utterly original, A Red Woman was Crying takes the reader into the rich and complex internal lives of Nagovisi -- young and old, male and female, gentle and fierce -- as they grapple with predatory miners, indifferent colonial masters, missionaries, their own changing culture, their sometimes violent past, and the "other" who has come to live with them. 

This giveaway will run through November 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on November 9th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads, stating why you'd like to receive a copy of the book, what format you prefer (choose one option from above), and where you reside. Remember, only US residents can win a paper copy!


2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from December 15th through the 21st. Don Mitchell has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for him. 

 *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). 

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



  1. This sounds really different. I'm always interested in reading about other cultures, especially from someone who has experienced them first hand. I live in California, prefer Kindle format, and would participate in the December discussion with the author. Thanks Lori!

  2. having just finished reading Euphoria by Lily King, i'm interested in reading more ethnographies and this sounds intriguing - I agree to participate (and likely will even if I don't win). I'd prefer kindle format. I live in Maryland

    my email is

  3. Thank you both for commenting. Congrats Dee on winning! I'll be sending an email shortly. Lori, if you would please email me, since I have no way of contacting you, you can be winner as well....