• 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

Thanks for visiting my website. You’ll find lots of information here about my novels and my writing. I love to hear from readers – please feel free to get in touch with me here.

Happy reading,

monica

  • 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.…

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My books, inspiration and life: for Penguin Books Australia

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On The Book Stash Podcast

During my Australian book tour in July, I had the pleasure of doing a talk for Dymocks Camberwell at Infuse Cafe, where I also got to meet Steve de Niese, co-presenter with author Ash Oldfield of The Book Stash podcast. … More

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