Parade Magazine recommends, “If you love This Is Us, read Twine by Monica Duncan.” Duncan’s debut novel Twine was released by Crowsnest Books in September 2019.
Duncan’s essays have appeared in Political Animal Magazine, Writer’s Digest and Women Writers, Women’s Books. SheReads listed Twine as one of the “Best Fall Books by Women” and Women.com lists Twine on its “15 of the Best New Fall Books by Women.”
“Monica Duncan’s characters are authentic and lovable, their relationships absorbing, their causes just.”—Elinor Lipman, author of Good Riddance.
Holly Robinson, author of Folly Cove, calls Twine “a classic and profound tale about working class America.”
Duncan was a presenter at the 2019 and 2020 Newburyport Literary Festival, and is currently at work on her second novel.
Originally from Michigan, Duncan finds herself continually drawn to the hidden richness of the places she comes from. Now living in Newburyport, Massachusetts, she is still at home, by the water. She holds music degrees from Michigan State and Indiana University, and is active as a freelance musician and teacher in the Greater Boston area. She has discovered that her favorite skill as a writer she learned from her life in music: Be a good listener.
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