We expect unconditional love from our siblings sometimes we get it sometimes we dont sometimes even sharing dna and physical space were totally different from our brothers and sisters this is what author and illustrator barry moser discusses in his memoir we were brothers. We were brothers is a beautifully written memoir of 2 young brothers raised in the south in the 40s and 50s barry moser writes eloquently about the time period and his family racism was a fact of life even when not a fact of heart it was understood and to a certain point expected by both blacks and whites. We were brothers barry mosers beautiful and beautifully illustrated new book tells the wrenching and redeeming story of brothers who take different paths and yet ultimately find their ways back to each other barry grows to be appalled by the racism he grew up accepting in chattanooga while tommy his angry and violent brother embraces it. We were brothers is a thoughtful and heartening examination of how our differences even more than our similarities define our lives bookbrowsecom we were brothers is a poignant look a twentieth century southern childhood captured in all of its complexities both through words infused with a sly humor and drawings that convey their subjects souls. Troubles in southern memoirs this article relates to we were brothers barry mosers we were brothers presents his troubled relationship with the south he shares his positive memories of his childhood filled with games and conversation but what he seems to remember the most now in his later adulthood are the times of strife those moments of conflict and bigotry
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