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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin – Review and Post!

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin
“A book isn’t going to form some opinion about me that could wreck my life. I learn about so many new and great hings from reading. I keep to myself with a good book and a shot of whiskey and I’m right with the world.”
The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap is a book that I think everyone must read. Through its beautiful words and thought provoking story it imparts valuable lessons. How a piece of news regarding someone else that challenges the people’s thinking and their ideals, how it affects the people all over, even in small towns is described here. It beautifully shows how our mentality is and how we make rash judgments, weather we mean to or not, How our harsh words and comments hurt people, How people need to change and how an act of kindness affects others.
With this book I took my time reading because I didn’t want to rush it. I wanted to think through and apply what I know. This book has been the most thought provoking book that I’ve ever read so far. I would constantly ask myself while reading the book – Do I do this? Do I behave like this? Undoubtedly my favorite character has to be Gus. I found his way of thinking intriguing and I could just hope to be a little bit like him. A little bit like Mildred too, kindness is often overlooked but one always remembers the person who has been kind to them. This book has inspired me to be a better person than I am today and honestly I am in a lack for words to describe how much this book has affected me.
All the profits that the author gets from the sale of this book goes to the first and the only no-kill shelter in Ventura County! Santa Paula

Animal Rescue Center. You can check out their website here:

I think its a wonderful cause and I think its incredibly cool for the author to give away the profits to the shelter!! All the more reason to get this book…..You can get your copy of this book over at Amazon

And there is an event on 30th November on Facebook where you can win a copy of the book! 😀 Join the event and tell them we sent you! 😉
Facebook Event Link
Till Later! Take Care!



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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