A big, bold, beautiful story about the light and dark times of life from bestselling author Monica McInerney.
'I always thought memories were unchangeable. Set in stone, shaped by the years. But there are always others too, ones you haven't let yourself remember ... '
The wilful and eccentric Lola Quinlan is off on the trip of a lifetime, taking her beloved granddaughter and great-granddaughter with her. More than 60 years after emigrating to Australia, she's keeping a secret promise to return to her Irish homeland.
But as she embarks on her journey, the flamboyant Lola is still hiding the hurtful reasons she left Ireland in the first place. What – and who – will be waiting for her on the other side of the world?
The Trip of a Lifetime is a big, bold, beautiful book about the light and dark times of life, and all the wonders in between. Moving from the Clare Valley of South Australia to the lush Irish countryside, this is a delightful, emotional story about a colourful and huge-hearted family that you'll want to call your own.
About the Author
Monica McInerney grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley wine region of South Australia. Since then she has lived all around Australia, in Ireland, and in London. She is the author of many bestselling novels including Those Faraday Girls, which won the General Fiction Book of the Year Award at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards.
'McInerney's great skill lies in creating well-drawn and realistically flawed characters. Her books are well-written, compelling narratives about the nuances of family life - with all the heartaches and the rewards.' -- Bookseller + Publisher
'McInerney is Australia's answer to Maeve Binchy, a modern-day Jane Austen.' -- The Sun Herald
`With every book, Monica McInerney becomes more skilled at juggling plot complexities and giving depth to her characters ...' -- Marie Claire