Lola's Secret

Lola's Secret

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At the Valley View Motel in South Australia's picturesque Clare Valley, 84-year-old Lola Quinlan is up to her usual mischief. She's sent her family away for Christmas and invited a number of mystery guests to come and stay. But who are all these people, and why aren't they spending the festive season with their own loved ones? As the big day draws closer and Lola's personal family dramas threaten to unravel her plans, she discovers that at a special time of year, magic can happen in every family - especially your own. A funny and sad and moving novel about the very meaning of life, Lola's Secret has touched the hearts of women the world over. 'Some novels are simply very special. This is one of those novels.' Hello! 'Exploring universal family issues of loss, rivalry, ageing and grief, this is a warm, witty and moving novel.' Woman's Day 'Hugely entertaining . . . McInerney is the mistress of the plot and weaves about five into this fine, textured read.' Sunday Tasmanian
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 30mm | 297g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143566636
  • 9780143566632

About Monica McInerney

One 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, At Home with the Templetons, Lola's Secret, The House of Memories and a short story collection, All Together Now.

Those Faraday Girls was the winner of the General Fiction Book of the Year prize at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. In 2006 Monica was the ambassador for the Australian Government initiative Books Alive, with her novella Odd One Out.

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.

For further information go to or connect with Monica on Facebook
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'Some novels are simply very special. This is one of those novels.' - Hello! Magazine
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1,572 ratings
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5 18% (281)
4 36% (567)
3 35% (554)
2 9% (141)
1 2% (29)
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