San Francisco Public Library

The Sisters Brothers Read-Alikes

If you enjoyed The Sisters Brothers, you might like some more intense historical fiction. Check out:
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Lyndsay Faye
1845. New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two seemingly disparate events will change New York City forever.
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Gerald Kolpan
Kolpan envisions the remarkable life of beautiful, elusive, and refined Etta Place, who captivated the nation at the turn of the last century as she dodged the law with the Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Her true identity and fate have remained a mystery that has tantalized historians for decades. 
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Dennis Lehane
In 1926, during the Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream.
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Lois Leveen
Based on a remarkable true story of Mary El, the tenacious Virginian slave turned spy, The Secrets of Mary Bowser is an inspiring tale of one daring woman's willingness to sacrifice her own freedom to change the course of history.
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Lloyd Shepherd
Based on the true story of the gruesome Ratcliffe Highway murders, The English Monster is a breathtaking voyage across centuries, from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Empire, illuminating what happens to Britain as she gains global power but risks losing her soul.