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Book: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin

Book: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin

categories: Book, Tolerance, Oscar Wilde, Dreyfus Affair, Intolerance, Persecution, Love Story, Enlightening, California, Lesbian, Historical Fiction

Author: Paulette Mahurin
Publisher: CreateSpace


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Paulette Mahurin

Author Paulette Mahurinabout her book: Award winning author Paulette Mahurin’s highly acclaimed book, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, has been featured in major press and magazines, ranked as an Amazon best seller, and has over 145 rave reviews. The story takes place in 1895, after the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde, and the impact this has on a lesbian couple living in a small Nevada ranching town. This story is a chronicle of hatred and prejudice and brings in other newsworthy events of 1895, The Dreyfus Affair, that divided France as an anti-Semitic nation and Booker T. Washington’s Atlanta Address which stirred racism and bigotry in the United States, which shifts attention off of homophobia and onto intolerance generally. It is also a love story, an uplifting unfolding of how love and friendship heal.

What do readers have to say? The best book I’ve read. Best Historical Fiction book I’ve ever read. Couldn’t put it down. The rare combination of enjoyment and enlightening. Best character development of any book I’ve read. Realistic dialogue. Holds true today just as back then. Must read for everyone. Unpredictable at every turn. Surprising ending. I felt every emotion, all over the place. It made me cry in a good way. The list goes on.

If you want a great read, a novel read, a read that a fellow best selling author deemed, “this will go down as a classic…” get this book.

All profits are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, the first and only no-kill animal shelter in Ventura County, CA where the author lives with her husband and two dogs, Max & Bella (rescued from a kill shelter). Buy a book, save a life.

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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