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The Bishop's Daughter

A Memoir

Honor Moore (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

“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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33536-1
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 384 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“A probing autobiography and forthright reflection on a man who, for all his flaws, inspired his daughter to understand him.” — Newsday

“Prose as emotionally resonant as a confession.” — O, The Oprah Magazine

“Paul Moore and his daughter have been set free by this book. There is no shame left, and neither is there blame.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review

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