• 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
Monica McInerney
© Eoin Holland

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.…

Latest Updates

Announcing: THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

I’m thrilled to be able to emerge from my attic and – finally – share this news: my new novel, called THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME, will be published by Penguin Random House in Australia & New Zealand in July … More

Hello from the Gillespies in Latvia

Delighted to take delivery this morning of the Latvian hardback edition of Hello from the Gillespies. I’m even more pleased to see that not only have the title and text been translated, but my name too!

A County Meath Talk

A warm invitation to any of you in or near County Meath here in Ireland – I’m giving a talk about books, writing and my love of libraries in the Oldcastle Library on Thursday 23rd February at 7.30 pm. I’ll … More