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Blockbuster Australian author Monica McInerney's bestselling book, The House of Memories, is about forgiveness and learning to love again.

Sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are those that matter most.

Following a tragic accident, Ella O'Hanlon flees to the other side of the world in an attempt to escape her grief, leaving behind the two people she blames for her loss: Aidan, the love of her life, and Jess, her spoilt half-sister.

In London Ella is taken in by her beloved uncle Lucas, whose extraordinary house holds many wonderful memories for her. Along with other members of the very colourful Fox family, Lucas helps Ella to see that she is not the only one still hurting, and that forgiveness can be the greatest healer in a family and in a marriage.

An exquisitely moving and life-affirming novel by an internationally bestselling author.

'Sensitive and intelligent . . .McInerney's skills at creating family sagas keep getting better.' The Age

'This is a beautifully told story with real emotional depth. Another triumph for Monica McInerney.' Irish Independent

'There are two sides to every story in Monica McInerney's new heartwarming page-turner. . . You'll laugh but you'll cry a lot more.' Marie Claire

'A beautiful story about blended families . . . A perfect weekend read.' Grazia

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143569213

    June 26, 2013

    Penguin (AU Adult)

    496 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

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    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

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  • EBook

    9781742536590

    September 26, 2012

    Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

    400 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Monica McInerney

The Trip of a Lifetime
Hello from the Gillespies
Lola's Secret
The Alphabet Sisters
Lola's Secret: Pink Popular Penguins
The Christmas Gift
The Alphabet Sisters: Pink Popular Penguins
At Home with the Templetons
All Together Now
Those Faraday Girls
Upside Down, Inside Out
Spin the Bottle
A Taste for It
Family Baggage

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To Kill A Mockingbird
Echo Burning
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Best Laid Plans
Fool Me Once
The Golden House
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Voyager
Swing Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Girls
Cold Blood
Fifty Shades Darker
The Trip of a Lifetime
Colombiano
The Light Between Oceans
Ready Player One