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Teri Coyne

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Teri Coyne is an alumna of New York University. In addition to writing fiction, Coyne wrote and performed stand-up comedy for many years. The Last Bridge is her first novel. She divides her time between New York City and the North Fork of Long Island. " ...more

Having A Gratitude Attitude

It is not an easy thing to be grateful for everything in your life. It requires a little perspective, an understanding of how all events, people and emotions are interconnected and most of all it requires the act of getting your head out of your ass. (For me, that's the hard part.)

I'm not sure if it's my Irish DNA or my short-lived but permanently influential Catholic training, but I am hard w Read more of this blog post »
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The Last Bridge

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“The hardest part of leaving isn't the looking back; it isn't the loss you feel for a place or people; it's the fear that what you intended to leave isn't ever going to go, and that what you really want, you're never going to get.”
Teri Coyne, The Last Bridge

“I looked at the people around me and wondered who they were. What made us a family? Certainly not a common experience, as each of us had a different story, and although we shared characters, the villain in mine might be the hero in Wendy's”
Teri Coyne, The Last Bridge

“This was the whole point, wasn't it? I had learned there is always more to feel even when you think you have gotten to the bottom; it's just a resting place on the downward spiral.”
Teri Coyne, The Last Bridge

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