We Were Brothers

A Memoir
CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: CV0356
Released: Jan 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501906268
Narrator/s: Barry Moser
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Brothers Barry and Tommy Moser were born of the same parents in Chattanooga, Tennessee, slept in the same bedroom, went to the same school, and were both poisoned by their family's deep racism and anti-Semitism. But as they grew older, their perspectives and their paths grew further and further apart. Barry left Chattanooga for New England and a life in the arts; Tommy stayed put and became a mortgage banker. From attitudes about race, to food, politics, and money, the brothers began to think so differently that they could no longer find common ground. For nearly forty years, there was more strife between them than affection. After one particularly fractious conversation when Barry was in his late fifties and Tommy was in his early sixties, their fragile relationship fell apart. With the raw emotions that so often surface when we talk of our siblings, Barry recalls how they were finally able to traverse that great divide and reconcile their troubled brotherhood before it was too late. We Were Brothers, written and illustrated by preeminent artist Barry Moser, is a powerful story of reunion told with candor and regret that captures the essence of sibling relationships, with all their complexities, contradictions, and mixed blessings.

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Author(s): Barry Moser
Narrator(s): Barry Moser
Product Number Z11609
Released: Nov 15, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501906275
Author(s): Barry Moser
Product Number EB00597331
Released: Oct 20, 2015
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Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: #9781616205447

Professional reviews

"Barry Moser, a renowned illustrator, is a gifted storyteller--both as author and narrator. His memoir movingly tells the story of his relationship with his older brother, Tommy. Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, they went separate ways as adults: Barry left the South and its racist mentality while his brother stayed and maintained his prejudices. The separation resulted in estrangement, and the author tells of their intense verbal and physical battles over the years, which are painful to hear but which draw listeners deeply into their lives. Equally compelling is hearing their spirited letters and phone calls as they later work to reconcile despite their differing beliefs. These differences, they find, are not as vast as they once thought. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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