He was the smartest lawyer in New York at the mid 20th century. He was the senior partner in the largest law firm. He was well intended and betrothed into a power family. He was destined to fail! She was a simple girl! If girls or women are ever simple? She was very shy and withdrawn. She lived in a small cottage with her quirky but highly intelligent inventor father. Her mother had died at a young age...or so she was informed. What began as an innocent requirement by a law firm for a stenographer/typist would have a finality uncommon to most interludes. Would she meet with an ending which would send him to the electric chair or would he prove it to be an accident? Or was this nothing more than a dream fulfilling her own doubts of her self-confidence which often led her to stay late at night on the job to perfect the job for which she was hired but could never complete to her satisfaction. Come with me as we see her caring for an elderly father, brilliant but uncaring about the feelings of his only child, caring only for his work and the unrealistic dreams of accomplishment. Into the mix, a powerful lawyer sees the potential of the patents and covets them through a union with the daughter. Could he use his legal knowledge and his money to fund a corporation bringing the patents to fruition ow will it be more advantageous to witness the old man's demise?
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I was born a bastard, and over the next sixty-five years I lived up to the reputation. I found it best to do so as a writer by telling the truth and letting the chips fall were they may. Was this a reputation earned, or was it a red badge of courage for being honest to the person I had become. This book is about honesty and there is no hiding from the hideous truth about what the United States Government did to the great Indian nations.
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Somewhere a Tree Grows: With Nourishing by a Lawyer based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A sharp-edged, psychological surveillance Feminists, women in general and fair-minded men might be grinding their teeth while reading this novel. A reader must wonder if the persistence of patriarchy has changed significantly since the time setting of this work in about the 1920’s or 30’s. The writer spins a tale of relationship through the voice of an intense, talented, accomplished and almost mythical attorney who is more or less accidentally merged into association with a young secretary. How he views her and the class to which she belongs shows great insight into the mindset of men of the period when the novel takes place. The evolution of the relationship between the lawyer and the typist is the crux of the story and while this may seem simplistic for a plot, nothing could be less true. Personalities are exquisitely painted. Every page helps the reader better know each character’s spirit through luminous use of phrases and million dollar adjectives that may make one ask, “How’d he think of that?” The reader is escorted on a riveting and tempestuous journey through the entrancing mind of the attorney, Frederick Norman. One cannot help, while progressing through the chapters, entertaining a desire to cheer for Norman, challenge Norman, blame Norman, warn Norman, scold Norman, pity Norman and pray for Norman. The book may leave the reader to ponder, examine and weigh what disclosures life has to offer.