Brian Bigelow: Author, Book Review Blogger- Amazon Review

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book,June 30, 2012
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)

Quite a view of bigotry in the 1890’s that has lessons for us today. My own viewpoint of “live and let live” wouldn’t have been very well tolerated back then. If you were gay you had to keep it quiet and not let anyone know. It didn’t matter if you were the most giving person in the world and Mildred happens to help out just about anyone in the town.

My Son would have been one of those persecuted back then as he has openly stated that he is bisexual. That’s something that’s his decision on how he wants to live and I still accept him and love him. I’ll say that this book has got me thinking which some books really are meant to do. This review copy will continue to be treasured for a long time.

About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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