Review: Destined To Become A Classic In Fostering Tolerance

5.0 out of 5 stars A character that reflects the soul., September 10, 2012

This book awakened in me so many memories of my own life experience of being Gay in America. Even though this is a historical novel, it might as well be set in 1985, 95, or today. It is rare to find a book with so much emotional power. The author does an outstanding job of showing the reader the life with the closet of fear. The angst, compartmentalizing life, and trust issues are demonstrated so realistically through this book, I actually had to set it down a few times, because it struck a cord in my own past. Several times in my own life I have felt like Mildred. The intimate view into this character’s life serves as a mirror that reflects back into your own soul.

Not only do I highly recommend this book, but it is my opinion that this text is destine to become a classic in the area of fostering tolerance, understanding and acceptance of people with differences. I commend the author for the courage to write such a story.

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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