The Bishop’s Daughter

AUTHOR: Honor Moore
PUBLISHER: W. W. Norton Company
LANGUAGE: English
DATE: 2008
PAGES: 368
ISBN:
9780393059847
AWARDS: Lambda Literary Award Nominee for Bisexual (2008), National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee for Autobiography (2008)

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Publisher’s Description

Paul Moore’s vocation as an Episcopal priest took him—with his wife Jenny and a family that grew to nine children—from robber-baron wealth to work among the urban poor of postwar America, prominence as an activist bishop in Washington during the Johnson years, leadership in the civil rights and peace movements, and two decades as the bishop of New York. The Bishop’s Daughter is a 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. With a depth of questioning that recalls James Carroll’s An American Requiem, this memoir engages the reader in the great issues of American life: war, race, family, sexuality, and faith.

Inclusion Criteria

Honor Moore identifies as bisexual, and discusses her discovery of her sexuality in The Bishop’s Daughter.

Library Notes

Hardback. Purchased used by the library with founder’s funds.

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