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Morrissey, Di

Works: 126 works in 861 publications in 6 languages and 7,910 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR9619.3.M67, A823.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Di Morrissey
The winter sea : a novel by Di Morrissey( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little NSW coastal town of Whitby Point. Here she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an immigrant Italian, some ninety years before. Life for Cassie on the south coast is sweet as she sets up a successful restaurant and falls in love with Giuseppe's great grandson Michael. But when the family patriarch dies, a devastating family secret is revealed which threatens to destroy her dreams. Cassie's future happiness now rests with her quest for the truth."--Publisher description
Tears of the moon by Di Morrissey( Book )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broome, Australia, 1893. It's the wild and passionate heyday of the pearling industry, and when young English bride Olivia Hennessy meets the dashing pearling master, Captain Tyndall, their lives are destined to be linked by the mysterious power of the pearl. Sydney, Australia, 1995. Lily Barton embarks on a search for her family roots which leads her to Broome. But her quest for identity reveals more than she could have ever imagined
De roep van de rode aarde by Di Morrissey( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wild Gulf country of northwest Queensland, there's a cattle station - Barra Creek - on a tributary of the crocodile-infested Norman River. It's 1963 and Sally Mitchell, the well-bred daughter of a wealthy New Zealand sheep farmer, is on her way to England with her friend Pru. When the young women stop over in Sydney their plans go awary. Sally impulsively takes a job as a governess at Barra Creek, and when the mail plane that flew there takes off she finds herself left in a different world. -- back cover
The road back by Di Morrissey( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the mountains to the valleys, from big cities to tiny towns, to the outback and our islands, Di Morrissey knows this country. She's been there. In The Road Back, Di weaves a tale of reconnection and starting over. Journalist Chris Baxter is at a crossroads. Returning with his teenage daughter to his mother's house in the beautiful township of Neverend, Chris hopes to pick up the pieces after his life takes an unexpected turn. Sometimes taking the road back is the start of a journey forward
When the singing stops by Di Morrissey( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Australian woman leaves Sydney for a new world... Guyana, South America. Captivated by the Guyana's wild, unspoilt beauty, Maddison Wright joins the native Amerindians struggling to preserve their culture against coporate exploitation. But her new-found commitment soon pluinges Madison into a mire of murder, drug smuggling and political corruption and an unexpected love that pits her heart against her beliefs. -- back cover
The valley by Di Morrissey( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From either side of the ridges the valley was hidden. The undulating green landscape slashed by the magnificent river seeking the sea. But those who knew this place knew its magic. From its first inhabitants who roamed the hills, rivers and valley, it was a country of ceremony, corroboree and creation. Then came the white settlers with horses and cattle, who carved first bush homes and found and felled ancient trees. There were murders and births. Many died before their time. But as two centuries passed, the valley remained little known. Those who came, and stayed, were drawn into its embrace as to a mothers breast, were comforted, made welcome, finding peace n which to live out their lives. The valley was special to all who knew it.” The Valley was nestled between rugged peaks, divided by a magnificent river. Within its peaceful green contours are held the secrets of generations of tribes, families and loners who have come under its spell. But some secrets are never shared, never told. Until one women returns and begins asking questions… and discovers the story of a forgotten valley pioneer whose life becomes entwined with hers. But in looking into her own family’s history she uncovers more than she ever expected—and what her mother hoped would always remain a secret
The reef by Di Morrissey( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a small coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef two communities come together an uneasy alliance: a tourist resort and a scientific research station. At firsst glance, the island is a sexy resort, a naturalist's dream, a diver's delight. But the island holds secrets and dangers, as Jennifer Towse soon discovers. When world-famous marine biologist Isobel Belitas arrives, Jennifer learns to see the world - above and below the sea - vey differently. But no one could have prepared Jennifer for the stunning revelations of what is really happening on this island paradise. -- back cover
The opal desert by Di Morrissey( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women, facing uncertain futures, form an unlikely friendship in Australia's remote opal fields. Kerrie, in her 40s, has just lost her famous sculptor husband who had been the centre of her existence and for whom she made many sacrifices and she now finds her life has lost direction. Shirley, approaching 80, was betrayed by her lover many years before and has retreated from the world, becoming a recluse living in an underground dugout
The golden land by Di Morrissey( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalie is a young Gold Coast mother with a loving husband, two small children and a happy lifestyle. While helping her mother move house, she finds a little box containing a Burmese artefact. When Natalie learns its unique history through a letter left by her great great uncle, it ignites an interest in its country of origin and her uncle's unfulfilled plans for this curio. Her investigations collide with her own dramatically changing circumstances and create a catalyst for a moral dilemma that challenges the core of her marriage as she finds herself immersed in two very different golden lands
The plantation by Di Morrissey( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in German and English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Australian Julie Reagan discovers a book written about wild Malaysia in the 1970s, she decides to find out more about the author - her great aunt. She decides to visit and what she discovers sends her spiralling through generations of loves, deaths, tragedy and the challenges of the present until she discovers her grandmother's secret
Kimberley sun by Di Morrissey( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily Barton, now 53, is beautiful, adventurous and looking for a life change. Sami, her daughter, is driving alone through the outback to finally confront her family roots. Together they are swept into a world where legends, myths and reality converge, as they find that everyone they meet has a story to tell
Heart of the dreaming by Di Morrissey( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At twenty-one, Queenie Hanlon has the world at her feet and the love of handsome bushman TR Hamilton. Beautiful, wealthy and intelligent, she is the only daughter of Tingulla Station, the famed outback property in the wilds of western Queensland. At twenty-two, her life is in ruins. A series of disasters has robbed her of everything she has ever loved. Everything except Tingulla - her ancestral home and her spirit's Dreaming place ... And now she is about to lose that too ... An extraordinary story of thwarted love and heroic struggle, Heart of the Dreaming is the tale of one woman's courage and her determination to take on the world and win."--Provided by publisher
Rain music by Di Morrissey( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di writes about the Australia she knows, she loves, she's explored. Rain Music is inspired by her adventures in far north Queensland - its characters, its forgotten history, its modern dilemmas. A brother and sister, Ned and Bella Chisholm, are struggling with a family tragedy that has set them on opposite paths. After Ned takes off to pursue his musical dreams in far north Queensland, he disappears. When Bella goes in search of her brother, she ends up in remote Cooktown and both their lives are dramatically changed in the isolated, little-known far north of Australia. One story through two sets of eyes
The islands by Di Morrissey( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's the psychedelic 70s and social conventions are being challenged. When Catherine Moreland from rural Australia goes on her first trip abroad, a handsome American naval officer sweeps her off her feet and she goes to live in beautiful, romantic Hawaii with her new husband. At first, the magic and loveliness of the Islands lead Catherine to believe she is living in paradise. She befriends Kianne, a traditional dancer; Eleanor, the owner of the legendary Palm Grove Hotel; Lester, a reclusive old surfer; and royal Beatrice, leading the fight to maintain Hawaii's heritage and culture. However, as Catherine learns more about the Islands, she begins to discover that paradise has a darker side. And when she meets a mystery man of the sea, as though hit by a tsunami, her life is turned upside down and changed forever."--Provided by publisher
A distant journey by Di Morrissey( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1962 Cindy drops out of college to impulsively marry Australian grazier Murray Parnell, moving from the glamorous world of Palm Springs, California, to an isolated sheep station on the sweeping plains of the Riverina in New South Wales. Cindy is flung into a challenging world at Kingsley Downs station. While facing natural disasters and the caprices of the wool industry, Cindy battles to find her place in her new family and continues to feel like an outsider. As she adjusts to her new life, Cindy realises that the Parnells are haunted by a mystery that has never been solved. When she finally uncovers the shocking truth, her discovery leads to tragedy and Cindy finds herself fighting to save the land that she has grown to love as her own
The silent country by Di Morrissey( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THe Silent Country is a vast and beautiful wilderness, a place which holds secrets and stories that are rarely spoken. TV producer Veronica Anderson travels to the Northern Territory to retrace the journey of an expedition that had set outback, but which ended mysteriously. -- back cover
The last rose of summer by Di Morrissey( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in German and English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A compelling story of two remarkable women connected across the decades by the men who love them ... and the magic of a place called Zanana. KATE, a strong-willed heiress determined to defy Edwardian convention, but she must pay the ultimate price to keep the home she loves so much ... ODETTE, an independant and idealistic young jounalist caught in a fierce battle to save Zanana from ruthless developers ... Years apart yet inextricably linked by Zanana, the magnificent mansion they both love, these two striking women prove they are not afraid to fight for what they believe in. From turn-of-the century India to contemporary Sydney, The Last Rose of Summer is an epic story of love, possession and intrigue."--Provided by publisher
Monsoon by Di Morrissey( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsoon is a journey into the hearts and memories of those caught in a certain time in a particular place. Sandy Donaldson has been working for a volunteer organisation in Vietnam for the past four years. As her contract nears its end, she is reluctant to leave so she invites her oldest friend, Anna, to come for a holiday and discover its beautiful tourist destinations. Both girls have unexplored links to this country. Sandy's father is a Vietnam vet and Anna's mother was a Vietnamese boat person. During their travels they meet Tom, an old Australian journalist who covered the war and plans to report on the fortieth anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. It is Tom who tries to persuade Sandy's father to return to Long Tan and settle the ghosts that have haunted him for 40 years, and suggests that Anna should delve into her mother's past. But the girls are reluctant, swept up in their own concerns, relationships, and a business deal that has the potential to go horribly wrong. However, it is the near-blind Buddhist nun living alone in the pagoda atop one of the karsts in Halong Bay who might hold the key - back cover
Follow the morning star by Di Morrissey( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and German and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queenie has a perfect life. Then one day her beloved TR Hamilton is seriously injured and her perfect life suddenly comes crashing down. Her bitter and vengeful brother returns from Italy to lay claim to his inheritance. Her daughter is seduced by her uncle into giving up all she's strived for. Once before Queenie was robbed of everything she ever loved. Surely it can't happen all over again?
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Alternative Names
Di Morrissey Australian writer

Di Morrissey Australische Schriftstellerin

Di Morrissey écrivaine australienne

Moriseja, Di

Morrissey, Di

Morrissey, Di (Grace Diane)

English (217)

German (119)

Slovenian (4)

Swedish (4)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (2)

De roep van de rode aardeWhen the singing stopsThe valleyThe reefThe plantationKimberley sunHeart of the dreamingThe islands