Our Revolution : A Mother And Daughter At Midcentury

Author(s): Honor Moore
A daughter's memoir of her mother evolves beautifully into a narrative of the sweeping changes in women's lives in the twentieth century. Our Revolution reads like a nineteenth-century novel as we follow the love story of a woman and her family through the twentieth-century civil rights, antiwar, and feminist movements. Born into Boston society in 1923, Jenny Moore rebelled by going to college and later emerged as a writer. At twenty-one, she married Paul Moore, a decorated war hero who became Bishop Paul Moore, and joined him in a socially radical ministry. Eventually, they had nine children. "Everything was just starting," Jenny protested--meaning a new independent life inspired by the women's rights movement--when she was diagnosed with cancer at fifty. Jenny bequeathed her eldest daughter her unfinished writing, and there Honor Moore finds the mother whose loss had long haunted her. Our Revolution is an account of two women navigating the twentieth century and a daughter's story of the mother who shaped her life as an artist and a woman.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Call Number: 920 Moo
See Also: Memoirs