The Bishop's Daughter: A Memoir (Paperback)
“An eloquent argument for speaking even the most difficult truths.” —New York Times Book Review
Paul Moore’s vocation as an Episcopal priest took him— with his wife, Jenny, and their family of nine children—from robber-baron wealth to work among the urban poor, leadership in the civil rights and peace movements, and two decades as the bishop of New York. The Bishop’s Daughter is his daughter’s story of that complex, visionary man: a chronicle of her turbulent relationship with a father who struggled privately with his sexuality while she openly explored hers and a searching account of the consequences of sexual secrets.
About the Author
Honor Moore is the author of two previous memoirs in A Daughter’s Family Trilogy—The Bishop’s Daughter, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The White Blackbird, a New York Times Notable Book—as well as a play and three collections of poems. She lives in New York City.
Paul Moore and his daughter have been set free by this book. There is no shame left, and neither is there blame.
A probing autobiography and forthright reflection on a man who, for all his flaws, inspired his daughter to understand him.
Prose as emotionally resonant as a confession.