Monica McInerney

Listen to author Monica McInerney in conversation with Mary-Lou Stephens, author and former ABC presenter.

South East Qld Libraries have partnered with Penguin Australia to present storytelling legend Monica McInerney and her new book The Godmothers.

Monica McInerney is one of the stars of Australian fiction. She 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, The Trip of a Lifetime 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. Monica and her Irish husband live in Dublin. 

Set in Australia, Scotland, Ireland and England, The Godmothers is a moving and perceptive story about love, lies, hope and sorrow, about the families we are born into and the families we make for ourselves. 

Did you know that library members have borrowed Monica McInerney titles 10,977 times? In 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2014, Monica was voted into the Top 10 of Booktopia’s Australia’s favourite authors poll. 


Quick and easy links to more Monica great reads:


Get a McInerney moment on eBook anytime, anywhere:

  • Hello from the Gillespies
  • The Christmas Gift
  • At Home with the Templetons
  • Upside Down Inside Out
  • A Taste for It

Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.


Listen to Monica on the go on eAudiobook:

  • The Trip of a Lifetime
  • Family Baggage
  • The House of Memories
  • Those Faraday Girls
  • Hello from the Gillespies

You can borrow up to 30 eAudiobooks from each provider for three weeks. To get started, download the BorrowBox and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eAudiobooks? Watch this video tutorial