Monica McInerney

Monica McInerney at State Library of South Australia

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6:00 pm





Hetzel Lecture Theatre

Institute Building, State Library of South Australia, Cnr North Terrace & Kintore



South Australia


‘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 sixty 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.

Join Adelaide favourite Monica McInerney at the beautiful Institute Building at the State Library of South Australia to launch her new novel The Trip of a Lifetime.

Monica will be doing a book signing after the launch.

The Trip of a Lifetime will be available to purchase on the night.

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The Trip of a Lifetime

By Monica McInerney

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