KATE HENNESSY
Author and Speaker
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PRAISE FOR
 
DOROTHY DAY: THE WORLD WILL BE SAVED BY BEAUTY: 
An Intimate Portrait of my Grandmother

“Devastatingly beautiful … [Hennessy] explores the depths of Day's humanity, in all its frailty and shortcomings.”   —The Chicago Tribune 

 "[I]ntensely interesting ... the images are kaleidoscopic."   —The Atlantic  

"[A]n intimate, revealing and sometimes wrenching family memoir."   —The New York Times

 “Kate Hennessy’s Dorothy Day lives in my heart, my mind, and my soul.”   —Martin Sheen, actor and activist

Improvement makes straight, straight roads, but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius. 
 William Blake