The Monday Night Book Club at Canton Public Library has selected The Bishop’s Daughter: A Memoire by Honor Moore as its March selection. The discussion will be held on Monday, March 12, at 7:00 PM.
The Bishop’s Daughter is a thought-provoking family chronicle sure to lead to a lively discussion. Honor Moore, the oldest of nine children, creates a portrait of her father, Paul Moore, an Episcopal priest who spent nearly two decades as the bishop of New York and spoke from the pulpit of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Born to wealth, he became an outspoken champion for social justice who worked with the urban poor. He was also active in the civil rights and peace movements, and as an activist he was a very public figure.
The memoire is straight-forward about tensions in the family arising, at least in part, from Paul Moore’s double life and his clandestine affairs as a bisexual. Honor Moore is also candid about her own struggle with her sexual identity. The book straddles the spirituality and sexuality that informed the lives of both bishop and daughter.
Copies of The Bishop’s Daughter are available at the library. New members are always welcome.