The Trip of a Lifetime
The long-awaited and highly anticipated new novel from one of Australia’s most beloved bestselling authors.At the age of 85, Lola Quinlan is going home, travelling to Ireland for the first time since she emigrated to Australia as a twenty-year-old. What – and who – will be waiting for her there, alongside her memories?Meanwhile, back home in the Clare Valley, the arrival of a TV company filming a murder mystery set in the wine-making world has sent the locals into a spin. Who is the mystery scriptwriter? And how did he or she find out all their secrets?The highly anticipated new blockbuster novel from the beloved author of The Alphabet Sisters and Lola's Secret, this is a rich and highly entertaining story about family, love, lies and memories, and the true meaning of 'home'.About the authorOne of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels, A Taste for It, Upside Down Inside Out, Spin the Bottle, The Alphabet Sisters, Family Baggage, Those Faraday Girls and At Home with the Templetons. Those Faraday Girls was the winner of the General Fiction Book of the Year at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. Her collection of short fiction, All Together Now, was shortlisted for the same award in 2009. At Home with the Templetons was shortlisted in the Popular Fiction category of the 2010 Irish Book Awards and in the Romantic Elements category of the 2011 Australian Romantic Book of the Year Awards. In 2006 she was the ambassador for the Australian Government initiative Books Alive, with her novella Odd One Out. Her new novel, Lola's Secret, was published in October 2011.Monica grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia and has been living between Australia and Ireland for twenty years. She and her Irish husband currently live in Dublin.