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Therese Walsh

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Therese's debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, was published in 2009 by Shaye Areheart books (Random House). Her second novel, The Moon Sisters, will be published by Crown (Penguin Random House) in March 2014.

Therese is the co-founder of Writer Unboxed, a blog for writers about the craft and business of fiction. Before turning to novels, she was a researcher and writer for Prevention magazine, and then a freelance writer. She’s had hundreds of articles on nutrition and fitness published in consumer magazines and online.

She has a master's degree in psychology.

Aside from writing, Therese’s favorite things include music, art, crab legs, Whose Line is it Anyway?, dark chocolate, photography, unique movies and novels, people watching, str...more

Average rating: 3.71 · 1,471 ratings · 438 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Last Will of Moira Leahy
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 773 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 698 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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"Imagine living life with someone genetically identical to you, how invested you might become in their life, their decision-making processes, their eventual happiness—because that person is you, only traveling a different life path. " ...More

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“Dreams like feet, better than knees.”
Therese Walsh, The Moon Sisters: A Novel

“It took strength to notice things, sometimes, when those things were hidden away in dark places, stuck on the edges of the periphery. Strength to point to them and say that matters enough that I need to do something about it, especially when no one else blinked over them or everyone else forgot they were important.”
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"Do they? I think there practice satarts and ends with Dos Equis but maybe I'm wrong.”
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Tegan Mae (t and a book) Hi Therese!

Just wanted to say I'm really excited about your new book coming out next year! I've been keeping an eye out every since I read The Last Will of Moira Leahy and loved it. :)


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Leon Shure Hi Therese,
Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon Shure

Dennisianuzzi I enjoy your comments! I am a eastern based photographer who specializes in portrait photography and also enjoys reading, nice to read your comments.

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