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Excellent read. Not predictable as many novels are. Great plot that moves swiftly. I would surly recommend to other readers.
I liked the characters and suspense of what would happen next to poor Mildred. Times have changed, but have they. See what gossip can do and how wrong folks can be when they make a judgement from appearances.
The author has us feeling the anguish and frustration of the emotional dead end lives of Mildred and Edra, in a place and time where lack of knowledge and compassion was equal to living dead. When the few who understood and knew better, had to suppress their knowledge and feelings not to be ostracized from society. Using the Oscar Wilde epoch injustices emphasizes, comparatively speaking, how little the mind set of North America has evolved in understanding and accepting the true meaning of freedom.
Wonderful story. The characters, settings and story line kept me interested. Could be adapted to modern day. I wish the writer had more to read.
A women’s Brokeback Mountain in a small Nevada town in 1895. Well written, thoughtful account of what lesbian women might have endured “way back then”.
A touching story about the power of love to overcome society’s judgements. Despite the time period, it’s very relevant for today.
The cover and description of the book from the Amazon website was appealing to me. The story was excellently executed. The weaving of historical events into an unique
story line was wonderful. A very good book
When you grow up in a small town or a large city with small minded people, it is good to keep your own council. Gossip can not only ruin other people’s lives, but also yours. It is very hurtful to judge other people to harshly. This book should be required reading to all young people. Maybe in that way they would not be so quick to bully or believe gossip.
The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap is a historical fiction story that could have happened in Nevada in the early 19th century. If you are at all open minded you can’t help but feel empathy for Mildred. The story is told as I picture life in the west to have been at the time.
I really enjoyed this book. The persecution this women endured and she kept her head up high to help others who less fortunate the and the secret that lies behind mildred, and the nosey gossipy townswomen
Malicious gossipers bring illness, destruction and death to the innocent victims of their evil, hypocritical intent.
The author has well developed characters and a story based on the prejudices of small minded townspeople. It borders around the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde for his free thinking and his homosexuality, interwoven with the population of a small town in Ohio, and the hypocrisy of the church going community justifying their destructive behavior.
However I found it difficult to believe anyone in such a community capable of independent thought. Perhaps that is my own prejudice. This novel opens one to reflect on the brilliance Wilde and the limits of humans.
Gay rights are evolving but yet to dis-spell fears and myths in all segments of society, this probably due to the meaning of Christianity not being really understood. Focus on the Spirit not the zillion laws in old Testament
This book kept me wanting to keep reading to find out what happens. I really liked it, especially how they handled the issue of homosexuality back then. Enjoyed reading this very much.
Fascinating story of the prejudices that control people’s minds and the dangers of an overheard word. It makes one stop to think about why we feel the way we feel about people & situations.
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