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NOVEMBER 26, 2012
A Book We Love: The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters BrothersThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

Meet Eli and Charlie Sister, the Sister’s brothers.  They are hired guns who set out on a mission from Oregon to California to kill Herman Kermit Warm.  However, this journey ends up being different than all the others.  The Sisters Brothers is a western filled with humor, melancholy, adventure, and a touch of the philosophical.  Patrick DeWitt makes the narrator of his book strong and rational.  He also gives his reader short, fast moving chapters without skimping on the story or characters.  The Sisters Brothers won several awards including, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, American Library Association Notable Books, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, just to name a few.   Eli and Charlie Sister are two of the most likeable and interesting gunslingers I have ever read about.  Hopefully, you will feel the same way.

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