- Friday 19 May 2017
Australian-born, Dublin-based Monica is author of international bestselling novels A Taste for It, Upside Down Inside Out, Spin the Bottle, The Alphabet Sisters, Family Baggage, Those Faraday Girls, At home with the Templetons, Lola’s Secret, The House of Memories and Hello from the Gillespies.
In 2006, Monica was the ambassador for the Australian Government initiative Books Alive, with her novella Odd One Out.
Those Faraday Girls won the General Fiction Book of the Year prize at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards.
Monica will discuss her new fiction release, The Trip of a Lifetime. Set in the Clare Valley of South Australia and the Irish countryside, the story is a big, bold and beautiful novel of family, love and secrets, which explores the true meaning of home.
Monica said The Trip of a Lifetime was a joy to write.
“It’s filled with the subjects and themes I love to explore in my novels – the ties and tensions of family life, the impact of secrets past and present, the love and humour found in everyday life, as well as the sadder, darker times that we all experience,” she said.
The Trip of a Lifetime will resonate across the generations to anyone who has ever found their family exasperating.
With her trademark warmth and humour, Monica will explore, with special guest presenter and author Mary-Lou Stephens, themes of migration, ageing, travel, home, secrets, rifts, rivalries and reunions.
This special literary event is part of a series of Sunshine Coast Libraries author talks hosted at various locations across the region.
Monica’s books will be available for purchase at the venue.
Tickets are $25 per person and bookings are a must via council’s library website.
Enjoy live music by talented local artist Lucas Salton and Devonshire tea will also be provided.