Windy City Press Review of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

I’m thrilled with this from Chicago’s larges Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and transgender press. This is quite an honor to have this attention from them.

http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/BOOKS-Smorgasbord-of-Words/41916.html

Fiction

Paulette Mahurin uses the trials of Oscar Wilde in 1895 as a backdrop for a Patience & Sarah-like tale of the Old West in The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Blue Palm Press), a fun imagining of life for lesbians on the range. As the promo for the book noted: “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 Britain’s recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When 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 Wilde’s imprisonment. It is a chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing.” I enjoyed the connections between closeted lesbians in Nevada and Wilde’s own trials, and Mahurin does a nice job of creating these characters just from the inspiration of photograph.

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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30 Responses to Windy City Press Review of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

  1. Congratulations Paulette!

  2. All RIGHT! Congratulations.
    I’m sure this will give more exposure to your book. Yay. We don’t have it in Canada yet, so I’ll have to get the e-book. I prefer actual books.

  3. fournier0917 says:

    Bravo for that support ! JJ

  4. FlaHam says:

    Paulette, that is a wonderful review, it sumed up your book in such a clear and positive manner. I loved it and wished I has written it . Please take care, Bill

  5. seeker says:

    The wind blew it all the way to Windy City. Let is blow. My goodness, what’s next. Oh, this is so exciting, Paulette. I’m going to hold my applause.

  6. cindy knoke says:

    Yes it is. Kudos to you and well deserved too~

  7. Your dedication is so heartfelt.
    Yisraela

  8. mariadesuede says:

    “SmΓΆrgΓ₯sbord” that’s how you spell this word correctly… It’s a buffet of christmas in Sweden… I could invite you to a smΓΆrgΓ₯sbord if you’re in Stockholm one christmas…

    Your story sounds interesting… And one of my photos inspired a friend to write…

    • Oh I would love to come to a … buffet (can’t figure out how to do what you did with all the symbols, lol). That would be wonderful. We have very good friends who live in Sweden who come to visit us regularly. Do you have a link to the photo that inspired your friend? I’d love to see it. All inspiration always welcome here.πŸ™‚

  9. Congratulations Paulette! I was supposed to get the Kindle version of the book to read now that I’m on my April “break” but something went wrong at the time I was going to order it (back when we first “met” in cyberspace), can’t remember what now. I didn’t want to say anything yet till I had read it. I’m more excited now and looking forward to adding it to my summer reading list…

    And yehay for the animals, Paulette!

    Well done!πŸ™‚

    Warmly,
    Mary

  10. gita4elamats says:

    Good one, congrats!πŸ™‚

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