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by Carly Duncan

When Kate’s mother, Marcie, dies mysteriously she is forever tormented by the many questions surrounding her mother’s death. In Marcie’s absence Kate clings to her mother’s husbands, searching for solace.

As family secrets are revealed Kate works to build her own life and family, but the mystery of her mother’s death sidetracks her until she finally gets the answer she’s always hoped for.


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My Top 10 Summer Reads by Carly M. Duncan 


Summer always seems like a great time to dive into a little more reading than usual. There’s re-runs on television, warm summer nights that make everything more romantic and the feeling of a freer schedule whether or not that’s actually the case. Here’s a list of some of my favorite stories.


I Was Told There’d Be Cake By: Sloane Crosley

This book is full of short stories and lots of laughs. I liked this book because when I couldn’t commit to one full story, it was nice to dive into something a bit smaller.


This is How By: Augusten Burroughs

I love Augusten Burroughs (usually) and bought his self help book on accident. I enjoy Augusten’s dry wit and general unease, so when I picked up the book and found it was going to TEACH me something I was concerned. However, true to his usual charm, Augusten weaves life’s general discomforts into something inspiring. Anyone can take away something from this book. Readers don’t have to be lost in order to learn something here.


A Murder is Announced By: Agatha Christie

I love Agatha. I’ve read many of her stories and this one is one of my favorites. Not only do I love reading about the time period where her stories are set, but also she manages to weave so much suspicion around everyone that the true mystery is how she was able to create so many unique situations with her genius mind.


What Alice Forgot By: Liane Moriarty

I picked this chick lit book up and wasn’t expecting much, but the writing and story kept me turning pages all of the way to the end. In the novel, Alice loses ten years of her life when an accident causes her memory to falter. It prompted me to reflect on the person I was ten years ago, the person I might be in another ten and what I want to show myself in the meantime.


Candide By: Voltaire

Don’t be scared by the author’s famous name. I was. Really. I expected fancy language, complex themes and a few eye rolls made on my behalf. Instead, I was shocked, surprised and entertained. Voltaire explores the themes of positive thinking and how the danger of believing that everything happens for a reason may leave us complacent in the face of creating our true destiny.


August Osage County By: Traci Letts

A friend recently recommended I read this play and I’m so thankful they did (and so very sad that I didn’t see it on Broadway when it was around.) This play revolves around a particularly dysfunctional family and the release of secrets that eventually roll out in such a way that, as a read, you just want to devour it all until it’s over. Plus, it’s out in movie form soon and it’s always best to read the print before watching on screen.


Veronika Desides to Die By: Paulo Coelho

This story follows Veronika, a lost woman who finds herself desperate to end her life. In this inspirational story, Paulo explores the meaning of madness and implores his audience to live their lives fully and without regret.


East of Eden By: John Steinbeck

This is a long one! If there’s one book that deserves dedication and attention, it’s this one. It’s impossible to summarize both the story and everything readers can take away from this novel, so I’ll just say this; East of Eden is one of my favorite books of all time. When you get to the end, you won’t be disappointed.


Marcie By: Carly M. Duncan

Of course, I have to include Marcie! This book is short and sweet, but will leave you satisfied. Don’t take my word for it. Read it! Then, send your reviews to and

carlyAbout Carly:

Carly Duncan is a television producer by day and a writer whenever there is time. She lives with her husband, two daughters and beloved Westie in Brooklyn, New York.

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