Review: Extremely relevant to issues going on right now, in the news, in the political dialogue

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Historical fiction Relevant to today, December 18, 2012
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Chess Animal (Colorado Springs, Colorado) – See all my reviews
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This book is extremely relevant to issues going on right now, in the news, in the political dialogue. It is sometimes difficult to see things from another person’s perspective. People get so locked in to their own prejudices and opinions of right and wrong. I think it is important to read a book like this that shows the struggles, the passions, the love and genuine feelings of people who are different from what society considers the mainstream. This book is extremely well written, and well structured. You genuinely want to turn the page to find out what happens next. The characters are well developed and believable. The plot is flawlessly executed, in my opinion. The only issue I had with this book were a few expressions that I thought sounded like they would have been used in modern culture. For example, and expression like “whatever…” said in response to something you disagree with. That did not sound historically accurate. However, these are trivial complaints and should in no way discourage anyone from reading this, as it is a story very well told, and very painfully relevant to today. I highly recommend reading it, especially if you want your own stereotypes and prejudices challenged.

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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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