Apples and Oranges
My Brother and Me, Lost and Found
By Marie Brenner
(Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312428808, 268pp.)
Publication Date: April 28, 2009
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A TOP TEN FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR--MICHIKO KAKUTANI, "THE NEW YORK TIMES"
A "ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH" BEST MEMOIR OF THE YEAR
INCLUDES AN AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH LESLEY STAHL
Marie Brenner's extraordinary memoir of sibling rivalry asks a universal question: How can two people from the same family turn out so entirely different? Brenner's brother, Carl, lives in the apple country of Washington State, cultivating his orchards, polishing his guns, and attending church, while Marie, a world-class journalist and bestselling author, leads a sophisticated life among the "New York libs" whom he loathes. His life far from their secular Jewish childhood in Texas was as mysterious to her as their tangled past. In this affecting family saga, Brenner investigates their contentious history and discovers how inspiring it can be to turn a brother into an ally. Honest, funny, and true, "Apples and Oranges" is a moving story of sibling rivalry and redemption.