Review: It’s Really A Story About Bigotry

SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read it you want to be surprised by the ending.

Grandma Weaver rated it 4 of 5 stars false

This story is set in the late 1800’s in a small town in Nevada. Mildred is the richest and certainly one of the nicest people in the town. She lives with her cousin and they are lovers. The story is heart breaking at times and some of the women in the town are a bunch of harpies that only want to gossip and malign anyone who is different than they are. The story is really about bigotry and intolerence. It describes the fear they have that someone will discover the truth. The story ends with one of the men in town figuring out they are lesbians and he helps them devise a plan so they can continue to love each other and live their life undisturbed by the people who would love to know the truth and could make their life a living hell. (less)

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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