Honor Moore is a playwright, memoirist, editor, and poet. She has written two memoirs, The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter and The Bishop’s Daughter. In The Bishop’s Daughter, Moore writes about her life as the daughter of Paul Moor, an episcopal priest who, at the end of his career, served as the Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of New York. In the memoir, written after her father’s death, she outs him as a bisexual who had clandestine involvements with men during each of his two marriages. One of these relationships endured for nearly 30 years. In a New Yorker review, critic Kathryn Harrison says, “The remarkable and loving accomplishment of The Bishop’s Daughter is that in revealing Paul Moore as he could never disclose himself, in showing him humbled and suffering, Honor Moore does not diminish but enlarges him.”
This is what she says about MEMORY’S LAST BREATH: FIELD NOTES ON MY DEMENTIA
“Navigating the onset of her own dementia with intelligence and charm, Gerda Saunders has written an engaging mélange of reflection, family history and quest. MEMORY’S LAST BREATH is a surprising and subtly triumphant contribution to the literature of recollection.”–Honor Moore, author of The Bishop’s Daughter
You can read an excerpt from The Bishop’s Daughter here.