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
about 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.