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.