Thursday, January 1, 2015

Book Giveaway: Beatitude

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 February's Author/Reader Discussion Book!

We will be reading Larry Closs's

Larry has made a total of 20 copies of his book available for giveaway:
10 print copies (limited to US residents) and
10 digital copies (Mobi or Epub; open internationally)

Here's the goodreads description of the book:

New York City, 1995: Harry Charity is a sensitive young loner haunted by a disastrous affair when he meets Jay Bishop, an outgoing poet and former Marine. Propelled by a shared fascination with the unfettered lives of Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation, the two are irresistibly drawn together, even as Jay’s girlfriend, Zahra, senses something deeper developing.

Reveling in their discovery of the legendary scroll manuscript of Kerouac’s On the Road in the vaults of the New York Public Library, Harry and Jay embark on a nicotine-and-caffeine-fueled journey into New York’s thriving poetry scene of slams and open-mike nights.

An encounter with “Howl” poet Allen Ginsberg shatters their notions of what it means to be Beat but ultimately and unexpectedly leads them into their own hearts where they’re forced to confront the same questions that confounded their heroes: What do you do when you fall for someone who can’t fall for you? What do you do when you’re the object of affection? What must you each give up to keep the other in your life?

Beatitude features two previously unpublished poems by Allen Ginsberg.

This giveaway will run through January 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on January 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 February 16th through the 22nd. Larry Closs 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. I would love to read Beatitude. My email address is : However, I would love to read it in book formate. Thank you.

  2. I live in Mississippi and would enjoy reading, and then participating in a discussion of Beatitude. My email is My preference would be to receive a copy in book format as I love the feel of a book in my hands. I am retired, that sounds so much better than saying I'm unemployed and can't find a company who will give a 61 year old a job. At least it enables me to keep pace with my wife's reading pace. She's an AP English teacher who would also enjoy the read and discussion.

  3. I will participate in the online discussion of Beatitude. I live in NYS , north of NYC. Your book will get a lot of use among my friends.

  4. I would love to win this e-book! Im a big fan of Larry! :-) i live in the netherlands. Email;

  5. This book is right up my alley. I fell in love with the Beats in junior high/high school, and skipped my high school graduation to attend a Beat Poetry Conference at NYU back in 1995. A paper copy of the book would be great, but I do have a Kindle. I live in the US. My email address is . Thanks!

  6. Oh! I live in the US, if that wasn't obvious😊 and I would love to join in on the discussion.

  7. I live in CO and therefore the US req is a fit! Would love to join the discussion group in Feb with a paperback copy of Beatitude. I teach teens and the themes re: making decisions about poetry, love, and friendship are intriguing and hugely important to share. My best email address is Hope to hear back soon!

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  9. Please add me for the draw. Thanks!

  10. the book sounds interesting, yes.

  11. Hey everyone, congrats! If you entered and listed the required information.. you are winners!!! Emails are headed your shortly.