To Live Out Loud by Paulette Mahurin

Thank you so much for this very thorough and thoughtful review of my book. I’m grateful for it.

Ms M's Bookshelf

to-live-out-loud-front-promo-copyThis is an extremely compelling fictionalization of the story of convicted French spy/traitor, Alfred Dreyfus (Jan. 1895), and the part in his exoneration played by French author/journalist, Émile Zola.  Dreyfus, a French Jew, had climbed up in the military at a time when anti-semitic feelings were running high.  Despite the fact that France had passed a Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen in 1789 which guaranteed freedom of religion, the Catholic church, some newspapers, and definitely, the military establishment, saw the Jews as a threat to French security and the Catholic religion.  When a document was uncovered revealing that someone highly placed was passing information to the German embassy, army intelligence leaped to the assumption that Dreyfus was guilty because he was a Jew.  Émile Zola was present when

Dreyfus was paraded out into the courtyard of the École Militaire on the Champ de Mars…

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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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10 Responses to To Live Out Loud by Paulette Mahurin

  1. tazzielove says:

    Excellent post and review that highlights The Dreyfus Affair and Emile Zola.

  2. A wonderful review of a book I would very much love to read.🙂

  3. BroadBlogs says:

    Sounds both interesting and educational.

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment. There’s a lot of documented history in the story line and it’s one of those true stories where fact is more compelling than fiction. The Dreyfus Affair divided an entire country, the injustice had that big of an impact. I just hope I did justice to the real situation and people.

  4. Francina says:

    Very interesting review , Paulette. Congratulations with you book!!❤ xx

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