• It's an almost sinful pleasure to delve into anything written by Monica McInerney.

    - Irish American Post, USA
  • You’ll be laughing out loud one minute and crying the next.

    - Cosmopolitan
  • A modern-day Jane Austen.

    - The Sun-Herald
  • Lavishly and lovingly explores the resiliency and fragility of family bonds.

    - Booklist, USA
  • Effervescent... Overflows with good humour and laughter.

    - The Sydney Morning Herald
  • You’ll laugh, but you’ll cry a lot more.

    - Marie Claire
  • Warm, witty and moving.

    - Woman's Day
  • McInerney brings humor and insight to issues of sibling rivalry, family secrecy and romantic betrayal.

    - Boston Globe
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  • The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney
    At the age of 85, Lola Quinlan is going home, travelling to Ireland for the first time since she emigrated to Australia as a 20-year-old. What – and who – will be waiting for her…
  • For more than thirty years, Angela Gillespie has sent friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled 'Hello from the Gillespies'. It's always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela…
  • The House of Memories
    Sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are those that matter most. Following a tragic accident, Ella O’Hanlon flees to the other side of the world in an attempt to escape her grief, leaving behind the…
  • Lola's Secret
    At the Valley View Motel in South Australia’s picturesque Clare Valley, 84-year-old Lola Quinlan is up to her usual mischief. She’s sent her family away for Christmas and invited a number of mystery guests to…
  • At Home with the Templetons
    Other people’s families aren’t as perfect as they seem. When the Templeton family from England takes up residence in a stately home in country Australia, they set the locals talking – and with good reason.…

Latest Updates

The Alphabet Sisters cover stories

My forthcoming novel The Trip of a Lifetime is the third of my novels to feature Lola Quinlan and her family (though I promise it is a standalone story if you haven’t read the earlier ones.) The first Quinlan family … More

The Trip of a Lifetime July tour

My big thanks to the booksellers & librarians around Australia who are already promoting the talks & events I’ll be doing during my July tour for my new novel The Trip of a Lifetime. The details of all 24 events … More

The Quinlan family tree

Penguin Books Australia have started the countdown to The Trip of a Lifetime with this great animation of the Quinlan family tree. I’m counting down too! Watch the family tree animation over on my Facebook page. This book reunites readers … More