Discuss Worthy Brown's Daughter with Portland area alumni
- 9:00 PM
Thursday Sep 4, 2014
Paul Freeman '71, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you plan to attend, please contact Paul via email to RSVP and for directions.
Where to find it:
Libraries: Multnomah County
Vendors: Amazon - Good Reads
New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown's Daughter, a compelling historical drama, set in nineteenth-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.
One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon, Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his fifteen year old daughter Roxanne from their former master. Worthy's lawsuit sets in motion events that lead to Worthy's arrest for murder and create an agonizing moral dilemma that could send either Worthy or Matthew to the hangman.
At the same time, hanging judge Jed Tyler becomes infatuated with Sharon Hill, a beautiful woman who is scheming to murder Benjamin Gillette, Oregon's wealthiest businessman. When Gillette appears to die from natural causes, Hill produces a forged contract of marriage and Tyler must decide if he will sacrifice his reputation to defend that of the woman who inspired his irrational obsession.
At Worthy's trial, Matthew saves Worthy by producing a stunning courtroom surprise and his attempt to stop the deadly fortune hunter ends in a violent climax. --phillipmargolin.com
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