Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury


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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author

Honor Moore is the author of Our Revolution; 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 three collections of poems. She lives in New York City.


In Moore's supremely capable hands, what began as a labor of love and filial duty expands into a dazzling epic portrait of a fascinating American family and a mother-daughter story unlike any other. A superb feat of empathetic imagination and meticulous historical reconstruction, full of drama, passion, and the deepest wisdom.--Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award-winning author of The Friend
Our Revolution begins with the sudden, catastrophic death of a mother and ends only when that mother has been returned to vibrant, textured life by her memoirist and poet daughter. Here is that emergence, beautifully recorded, documented, and envisioned as feminist art and American history.--Margo Jefferson, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Negroland
Our Revolution is a tour de force of a memoir, one that describes Honor Moore's upper-crust background and difficult relationship with her mother with equal parts tenderness and rigor. It will have something to say to anyone who has wondered at the mysteries of family lineage and the vexed journey to becoming an individual while holding on to a larger identity as a sibling and daughter.--Daphne Merkin, author of This Close to Happy
Our Revolution is the poignant book that Honor Moore was destined to write: a passionate biographical memoir that uncovers, almost five decades after her mother's death, a tale of family, faith, and fortitude--and of human rights, religion, and women, of mothers and daughters struggling to find themselves and each other against a midcentury backdrop of tumultuous change, uncertainty, and abiding love. Compassionate, genuine, hard to put down, it's also a tale for today, not to be missed.--Brenda Wineapple