There will be a booking signing tomorrow, Thursday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Alfred Dickey Public Library.
I would have mentioned this sooner but Iâ€™m having troubles reading this book (Iâ€™m slightly over half way through).
â€œThe Brothers Krimmâ€ is a non-fiction book about the lives of two brothers. One was a bank robber and the other an everyday-hero for serving 20 years in the military.
What makes this tale unique to North Dakota is that the older brother, Jimmy, was a serial bank robber who knocked over several banks in this part of the country and Canada â€” an estimated 35 in total, including one Jamestown in December of 2008.
On the other hand is Rob the brother who was sexually abused as a child by Jimmy for a period of five years.
Fiction is one thing because itâ€™s made up, but to hear this story as told by Rob to author and current managing editor of the Crosby Journal, Cecile Wehrman is something completely different.
Wehrman herself was a victim of sexual abuse. She and Rob delve deep into a sad and twisted life. Itâ€™s an intriguing read so far, but being so personal and real itâ€™s hard to swallow.
Wehrman, a resident of rural northwestern North Dakota, approaches the book like an investigative journalist and uses facts and research throughout the story. At least up to the point where I am at.
The stark differences between the two brothers are expected, but there are some odd similarities.
If any of this grabs at you go to the book signing and pick up a piece of North Dakota history, and met Wehrman and Rob to hear some of the story from themselves.