Two inspiring journeys. Two unforgettable women. One amazing story.
Broome, Australia, 1893: It's the wild and passionate heyday of the pearling industry, and when young English bride Olivia Hennessy meets 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.
Tears of the Moon is the spellbinding bestseller from Australia's most popular female novelist.
About the Author
Di Morrissey is one of the most successful authors Australia has ever produced. She trained as a journalist, working in the media around the world. Her fascination with different countries; their landscape, their cultural, political and environmental issues, forms the inspiration for her novels.
Di is a tireless activist for many causes: opposing large scale development and commercial food chains into Byron Bay NSW, fighting gas and mining intrusion into sacred lands in the Kimberly, and stopping massive and unnecessary power lines intruding into the Manning Valley NSW. Di also established The Golden Land Education Foundation in Myanmar. Di lives in the Manning Valley, NSW.
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Comments about Tears of the Moon:
Di Morrisey should be listed for the Booker prize. She tells stories that are far more engrossing than most past Booker winners. Her many books are also vastly better than any of Patrick White's tedious Nobel Prize winning efforts.
Tears of the Moon is set in Broome early in the last century. Her descriptions of the town and its inhabitants are entirely accurate. She then provides a gripping read of murder, lust, war and especially love. What more could any reader want?
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: October 2008
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1