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The White Blackbird

A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter

Honor Moore (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

“A striking portrait of a woman artist’s struggle for life.” —Arthur Miller

Margarett Sargent was an icon of avant-garde art in the 1920s. In an evocative weave of biography and memoir, her granddaughter unearths for the first time the life of a spirited and gifted woman committed at all costs to self-expression.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33611-5
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 416 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Ambitious and searching . . . as rich in casually telling detail as only an authentic family album could be.” — The Nation

“Engrossing, beautifully written . . . but also touching in its candor about the flawed character of a beloved relation.” — Boston Globe

“It is a virtue of this autobiographical biography that it succeeds in evoking the unfathomable nature of a personality.” — New York Review of Books

“Haunting and . . . complex . . . part biography, part memoir, of the woman who happened to be [Honor Moore’s] grandmother.” — New York Times Book Review

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