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Monica McInerney

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Monica McInerney is the internationally bestselling author of eleven novels including Hello from the Gillespies, The House of Memories, Lola's Secret, At Home with the Templetons, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters and Those Faraday Girls (which was named the General Fiction Book of the Year in the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards.)

Monica, 50, grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley wine region of South Australia, where her father was the railway stationmaster and her mother worked in the local library. Before becoming a full-time writer she worked in children’s television, tourism festivals, book publishing, arts marketing, the music industry and as a wai
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Monica McInerney Hello Sofie, thanks very much for your message. My new book is called Hello from the Gillespies, and will be published in Australia and New Zealand in…moreHello Sofie, thanks very much for your message. My new book is called Hello from the Gillespies, and will be published in Australia and New Zealand in early October, and in the UK, Ireland and the USA in early November. I hope you enjoy it!
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Monica McInerney Hello from Dublin, Rosemary, and thanks very much for reading Hello from the Gillespies, I'm so pleased too that you have discovered my writings! Most…moreHello from Dublin, Rosemary, and thanks very much for reading Hello from the Gillespies, I'm so pleased too that you have discovered my writings! Most of my other 11 books are stand alone so can be read as you find them. 4 of my books are linked: Upside Down Inside Out and the sequel Spin the Bottle (called Greetings from Somewhere Else in the USA); The Alphabet Sisters and the sequel Lola's Secret. Of all my books, I do have a soft spot for The Alphabet Sisters, my fourth novel. It is set in my home town of Clare in South Australia, and features one of my favourite characters, an elderly Irishwoman called Lola Quinlan. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy my other stories too and thank you again for getting in touch,
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The Alphabet Sisters

3.67 avg rating — 3,453 ratings — published 2004 — 30 editions
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Hello From the Gillespies

3.79 avg rating — 3,726 ratings — published 2014 — 16 editions
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The Faraday Girls

3.77 avg rating — 3,253 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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At Home With the Templetons

3.69 avg rating — 1,888 ratings — published 2010 — 21 editions
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Family Baggage

3.73 avg rating — 1,648 ratings — published 2005 — 21 editions
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Upside Down, Inside Out

3.68 avg rating — 1,696 ratings — published 2002 — 21 editions
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The House of Memories

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Lola's Secret

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A Taste For It

3.82 avg rating — 979 ratings — published 2001 — 14 editions
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Odd One Out

3.46 avg rating — 952 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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“She just waited. Rosie had no choice. She’d have to do it on her own. She’d do anything for Amy, even hear whatever she was about to hear, on her own. The consultant was in his office. It was as untidy as always. He didn’t smile. It wasn’t a bad sign. He”
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“Rosie stood up. ‘Is everything all right? Is Amy —’ ‘She’s fine, Rosie.’ They had long been on first-name terms. ‘But there’s been a change in today’s schedule. Can you come and see the consultant now?”
Monica McInerney, The Christmas Gift

“every single week. In fact, I remember this very issue. I read everything about Willoughby I could get my hands on.” Mrs. Lamerton sighed as Lara and James came over to her. “We were still living in England when they showed the first episode. I’ll never forget it. It was the night we decided to emigrate. We were so thrilled when we arrived here to see it on Australian TV, too. It’s still my favorite program, you know.” Lara had looked at the magazine article while Mrs.”
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Hello From the Gillespies Hello From the Gillespies by Monica McInerney by Monica McInerney
For the past thirty-three years, Angela Gillespie has sent to 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 surprises herself—she tells the truth....
 
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11/22/63 11/22/63 by Stephen King by Stephen King
Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke... Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten...and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.
 
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Pinkertons Sister Pinkertons Sister by Peter Rushforth by Peter Rushforth
Trapped in a suffocating life of convention and party chatter, Alice Pinkerton has turned to the liberating worlds she finds in literature. Pinkerton's Sister is a novel for readers, who will thrill to recognize a kindred in Alice's references to our most beloved literary characters: Jo March, Jane Eyre, Leo Bloom, and Hester Prynne, among many others, grace these pages.
 
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The Mirror Thief The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay by Martin Seay
The core story is set in Venice in the sixteenth century, when the famed makers of Venetian glass were perfecting one of the old world's most wondrous inventions: the mirror. An object of glittering yet fearful fascination—was it reflecting simple reality, or something more spiritually revealing?—the Venetian mirrors were state of the art technology, and subject to industrial espionage by desirous sultans and royals world-wide. But for any of the development team to leave the island was a crime punishable by death.
 
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke by Susanna Clarke
At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England--until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight.
 
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Texas in the early 1900s, its inhabitants still traveling by horseback and barely familiar with the telephone, was on the cusp of an oil boom that, unbeknownst to its residents, would spark a period of dramatic changes and economic growth. In the midst of this transformative time in Southern history, two unforgettable characters emerge and find their fates irrevocably intertwined: Samantha Gordon, the privileged heiress to the sprawling Las Tres Lomas cattle ranch near Fort Worth, and Nathan Holloway, a sweet-natured and charming farm boy from far north Texas.
 
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The Big Green Tent is the kind of book the term “Russian novel” was invented for. A sweeping saga, it tells the story of three school friends who meet in Moscow in the 1950s and go on to embody the heroism, folly, compromise, and hope of the Soviet dissident experience. These three boys—an orphaned poet; a gifted, fragile pianist; and a budding photographer with a talent for collecting secrets—struggle to reach adulthood in a society where their heroes have been censored and exiled.
 
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The Other Boleyn Girl The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #3) by Philippa Gregory by Philippa Gregory
A rich and compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamourous court in Europe and survived by following her heart.
 
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America's First Daughter America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray by Stephanie Dray
In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.
 
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