Morning Tea with Monica McInerney: 10.30am Wednesday October 8th, 2014

Join us for a very special event: A Morning Tea  with Monica McInerney at Great Escape Books

When: 10.30am Wednesday October 8th , 2014

Free event, complimentary tea and coffee, but bookings are essential.

Bookings: myevents@greatescapebooks.com.au

One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels A Taste for ItUpside Down Inside OutSpin the BottleThe Alphabet Sisters,Family BaggageThose 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.

 

ABOUT ‘ HELLO FROM THE GILLESPIES”

For more than thirty years, Angela Gillespie has sent 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 . . .

The Gillespies are far from the perfect family that Angela has made them out to be. Her husband is coping poorly with retirement. Her 32-year-old twins are having career meltdowns. Her third daughter, badly in debt, can’t stop crying. And her ten-year-old son spends more time talking to his imaginary friend than to real ones.

Without Angela, the family would fall apart. But when Angela is taken from them in a most unexpected manner, the Gillespies pull together – and pull themselves together – in wonderfully surprising ways . . .

‘If you need more proof what a superior storyteller this author is, here it is.’ West Australian