Northshire to Host Barry Moser
Preeminent illustrator Barry Moser will be visiting Northshire Bookstore in Manchester on Friday, November 6, at 7 p.m., to discuss his autobiographical book, ‘We Were Brothers.’ Moser and his brother, Tommy, were born of the same parents, were raised in the same small Tennessee community, and were 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. From attitudes about race, to food, politics and money, the brothers began to think so differently that they could no longer find common ground; no longer knew how to talk to each other; for years there was more strife between them than affection. When Barry was in his late 50s and Tommy in his early 60s, their fragile brotherhood reached a tipping point and blew apart. From that day forward they did not speak. Fortunately, their story does not end there. With the raw emotions that so often surface when we talk of our siblings, Barry recalls why and how they were finally able to traverse that great divide and reconcile their kinship before it was too late. Including 15 of Moser’s stunning drawings, this powerful true story captures the essence of sibling relationships, with their complexities, contradictions and mixed blessings. Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center. Call 802-362-2200 or visit
northshire.com to learn more.