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Apples and Oranges

In Literature on January 12, 2009 at 9:11 am

apples&orangesMarie Brenner writes in her new memoir Apples and Oranges, “It is the tone I know well, hate and love, rage and need, all scrambled together.”  A sister’s desire to understand her older brother takes her out of the city and into Washington State, better known as apple country.  Coming from a journalistic background the book reads like Brenner is in a hurry, chapters are short, sentences even shorter, facts are thrown on to the pages in a flurry.   The story itself is intriguing especially for those of us who have siblings, even more so with those that have a difficult relationship with their siblings.  Apples and Oranges never fully grasped my attention but did continue to entertain and intrigue which made me return to the book until the end.

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