Episode 032: The Sisters Brothers

Thanks for joining us. We’re talking about The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt:

Hermann Kermit Warm (great name right??) is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and hired Eli and Charlie Sisters to see it done. The Sisters Brothers are notorious killers. But Eli has begun to question what he does for a living – and whom he does it for. As they embark on what may well be their last job, they find their prey isn’t an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Sacramento California they encounter no end of adventure, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells in a violent, lustful odyssey of the 1850”s frontier, that beautifully captures the humour, melancholy, and grit of the Old West.

Can you tell me a book I would also like?

Trevor: The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe;

Erica: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry;

Kirsten: French Exit by Patrick deWitt;

Dennis: Off the Mangrove Coast by Louis L’amour, They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush by Jo Ann Levy, and The Gunslinger by Stephen King.

Nerd words for word nerds

Erica: Thanks;

Kirsten: Shenanigan;

Dennis: Slapdash;

Trevor: Aquiline.

Many thank-yous to everyone who got in touch with us this month. Special thanks to those who contributed to the discussions on social media, @willowplacewpg, @ovjewitt_library, @davermusicislife, @tara_elli, and @sosokirsten.

Next month we’re talking about The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel. It’s available in print and online through Overdrive.

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Time to Read is a production of the Winnipeg Public Library. Our panel today included Kirsten Wurmann, Dennis Penner, Trevor Lockhart, and Erica Ball.

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