Review: An Examination Of Bigotry, Intolerance And Hatred…An Allegory That Could Take Place Today…

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful writing and a squirmy story, November 4, 2012

Just finished reading The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap and loved it. Paulette Mahurin is a talented author with a wonderful style that makes for a worthwhile read. The story is an examination of bigotry, intolerance and hatred, and although set in the year 1895, is an allegory that could take place today. The characters are real, some too real, and the description of the time and place helps the reader feel like they are back in Red River Pass.

Why does the title of my review say the story is squirmy? Well, in 2012, now that we are 117 years more “advanced” than the characters in the novel, people haven’t changed very much. Read The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap and see what I mean.

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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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One Response to Review: An Examination Of Bigotry, Intolerance And Hatred…An Allegory That Could Take Place Today…

  1. natuurfreak says:

    Great story .Nice post.

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