White Hart Series - Honor Moore's Our Revolution
Honor Moore's Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury
The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with The White Hart Inn, Scoville Memorial Library and Oblong Books and Music
With the sweep of an epic novel, Honor Moore's new book follows Jenny Moore, a charismatic and brilliant woman whose life changed as she became engaged in the great twentieth-century movements for peace and social justice.
Jenny bequeathed to her eldest daughter, Honor, then a twenty-seven-year-old poet, her unfinished writing. As Honor pursued her own career as a writer, she was haunted by her mother’s bequest. Decades later, she delves into Jenny’s pages and forges a new relationship with the passionate seeker and truth-teller she finds there. Our Revolution is a vivid, absorbing 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.
Honor Moore is the author of The Bishop's Daughter, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, The White Blackbird, a New York Times Notable Book, as well as three collections of poems. She lives in New York City