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'I always thought memories were unchangeable. Set in stone, shaped by the years. But there are always others too, ones you haven't let yourself remember ... ' The wilful and eccentric Lola Quinlan is off on the trip of a lifetime, taking her beloved granddaughter and great-granddaughter with her. More than sixty years after emigrating to Australia, she's keeping a secret promise to return to her Irish homeland.But as she embarks on her journey, the flamboyant Lola is still hiding the hurtful reasons she left Ireland in the first place. What - and who - will be waiting for her on the other side of the world?The Trip of a Lifetime is a big, bold, beautiful book about the light and dark times of life, and all the wonders in between. Moving from the Clare Valley of South Australia to the lush Irish countryside, this is a delightful, emotional story about a colourful and huge-hearted family that you'll want to call your own.
My best friend Page, her parents and I were on a thirteen hour car ride to West Bay, Wisconsin. We were staying with Pages godparents for a week in their cabin in the middle of nowhere.
I really enjoy Monica McInerney's style of writing and she gets you into the story immediately. Even if you hadn't read the previous books, Monica McInerney gave enough information so the reader could follow the previous stories.