Monica McInerney könyvei a rukkolán
Monica McInerney - Lola's Secret
Every family has its troubles, and Lola Quinlan's is no exception. She's at a crossroads in her life and isn't sure which path she should take. As the holiday season approaches, she decides to do something different. She sends her family away and invites a number of mystery guests to her motel in South Australia's picturesque Clare Valley. 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 family dramas threaten to unravel her plans, she discovers that magic can happen in every family -- especially your own. From the bestselling author of At Home with the Templetons and Those Faraday Girls comes a funny, sad and moving novel about memories and moments, and the very meaning of life.
Monica McInerney - Those Faraday Girls
From internationally bestselling author Monica McInerney comes a captivating and charming new novel of family secrets, the loyalty of sisters, and the power of redemption. As a child, Maggie Faraday grew up in a lively, unconventional household with her young mother, four very different aunts, and eccentric grandfather. With her mother often away, her aunts took turns looking after her - until, just weeks before Maggie's sixth birthday, a shocking event changed everything. Twenty years later, Maggie is living alone in New York City when she receives a surprise visit from her grandfather Leo, who brings a revelation and a proposition: He's preparing a special gift for his daughters and needs Maggie's help. When the Faradays gather from all parts of the world to celebrate Christmas in July - a longstanding tradition - Maggie uncovers unexpected family history and learns that the women she thought she knew so intimately all have something to hide. Written in McInerney's trademark warm, heartfelt prose, The Faraday Girls is a sweeping and affecting family saga.
Monica McInerney - Hello From the Gillespies
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.... The Gillespies are far from the perfect family that Angela has made them out to be. Her husband is coping badly with retirement. Her thirty-two-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 a bump on the head leaves Angela with temporary amnesia, the Gillespies pull together—and pull themselves together—in wonderfully surprising ways....
Monica McInerney - The Alphabet sisters
As girls growing up in Clare Valley, Australia, Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars known as The Alphabet Sisters. The unbridled enthusiasm of their flamboyant grandmother Lola was the glue that held them together. As adults, though, the women haven’t spoken in years–ever since Bett’s fiancé deserted her to marry the younger Carrie. Now Lola is turning eighty and she is determined to reunite the girls for a blowout bash. And no one ever says no to Lola. Bett, who fled to London after the scandal of losing her fiancé, is hesitant to face her sisters and her hometown–especially since she has yet to find another man. Sophisticated Anna, the eldest sister, isn’t too keen on the prospect either, though she’s secretly grateful for any excuse to leave her crumbling marriage behind in Sydney. And Carrie, who remained in Clare Valley, is perhaps the most apprehensive. Her marriage–the nominal cause of the sisters’ estrangement–is also on the rocks. Was she wrong to have followed her heart and run off with Bett’s fiancé? When Lola shares her special request, that the girls stage a musical she has written, their short visit becomes a much longer commitment. As they are forced to spend more time together, the sisters must confront the pain that lingers between them. Preconceptions and misunderstandings are slowly put aside and the three find themselves gradually, irresistibly enveloping one another once again–until an unexpected turn of events changes everything in ways none of them could have ever imagined. . . . Layering the lighthearted antics of small-town life with a heartbreaking story of loyalty lost and found, The Alphabet Sisters is an unforgettable story of two generations of women who learn that being true to themselves means being true to one another.
Monica McInerney - At Home with the Templetons
When the Templeton family takes up residence in an imposing and long-empty manor in the countryside of Victoria, Australia, the locals begin to buzz with gossip. The seven Templetons moved from England and seem unusual, peculiar even - especially when they begin to lead tours through the stately home while dressed in period costume. No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbors, single mother Nina Donovan and her son, Tom. Though they try to keep their distance from the often shocking Templeton dramas, Nina and Tom find their lives unexpectedly entwined with this enigmatic family, much to the delight of Gracie, the youngest Templeton daughter. Then one day, a tragedy tears them all apart. In the grand estate, the stage is set for years of betrayal and heartbreak, love and affection, to be revealed - and, perhaps, resolved - as the Templetons try to make amends. "_At Home with the Templetons_ is Monica McInerney's best book yet - a captivating and moving story that spans two decades, illuminating the perils and pleasures of love, friendship, and family." - Random House Readers
Monica McInerney - Életem utazása
Szívmelengető, humoros történet családról, szerelemről és a múlttal való kiegyezésről. "Örökké abban a hiszemben voltam, hogy az emlékeken nem lehet változtatni. Kőbe vannak vésve, az évek formálják őket. De mindig vannak más emlékek is, olyanok, amelyekre nem hagyod, hogy visszaemlékezz." A konok és különc Lola Quinlan élete utazására indul, ahová magával viszi imádott unokáját és dédunokáját. Több mint hatvan éve vándorolt ki Ausztráliába, és betart egy titkos ígéretet, hogy visszatér ír hazájába. Lola viharban mindig a családja biztos réve volt, de a valódi okot, amiért fiatal nőként elhagyta Írországot, titkolja. Az emlékek útját végigjárva Lola kénytelen szembenézni keserédes múltjával, és fölfedezi, hogy az igazság valóban felszabadít... Jojo Moyes, Santa Montefiore, Jill Mansell, és Rosamunde Pilcher rajongóknak különösen ajánlott. "Egyik percben hangosan nevetsz, a másikban sírni fogsz rajta. " Cosmopolitan "Varázslatosan megigéző, és szívmelengető könyv." Cathy Kelly
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