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Worthy Brown's Daughter

Margolin, Phillip (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Worthy Brown's Daughter
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One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon, recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his fifteen year old daughter, Roxanne, from their former master, a powerful Portland lawyer. 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.
Authors: Margolin, Phillip
Title: Worthy Brown's daughter
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 345 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon, recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his fifteen year old daughter, Roxanne, from their former master, a powerful Portland lawyer. 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.
Local Note: 1 6 8 9 15 16 17 18 27 35 53 60 65 71 79 80 97 109 112 118 133 138 143 148 149 150 151 152 153 156 160 167 172 173 175 176 182 193 198 203 205 210 211 216 222 224 226 228 231 233 234 235 236 242 243 244 245 250 258 262 263 264 268 270 272 274 276 278
MDSN : 2013-07-29
ISBN: 0062195344
9780062195340
Statement of Responsibility: Phillip Margolin
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-345).
Subject Headings: Murder Fiction. Rescues Fiction. Fathers and daughters Fiction. Oregon History 19th century Fiction. Trials (Murder) Fiction. Freedmen Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Legal stories.
Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Murder
Rescues
Fathers and daughters
Trials (Murder)
Freedmen
LCCN: 2013497132
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Aug 26, 2014
  • athompson10 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Simplistic. In the author's notes, Margolin says this was a book he worked on then put away when his legal thrillers hit. Sorry to say, it reads like a first novel attempt. Very basic characters and plot. About the only interesting thing is the time in which it's set - Oregon, on the brink of the Civil War - and even that's not well drawn.

May 03, 2014
  • bridge1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An interesting tale that reveals sordid aspects of slavery but also the character of the black family - so much more human than some of the "whites" in the story. Good courtroom scenes.

Excellent, couldn't put it down.

May 02, 2014
  • akasq rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Phillip Margolin brings to life the
1860"s , The old north west territory
with clear beauty. A legal thriller that
is something special . A good clean
satisfying ending.

Apr 22, 2014
  • KCLSLibsRecommend rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A well researched and intriguing historical narrative based on a true story. Wonderful characterization, setting, and suspense, as in his other titles.

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