Book Review: To live out loud

Thank you Mary Blowers, Author, for the lovely surprise of reading my book and posting a review to your blogsite. I’m grateful for this. Paulette

Lucidity Publishing

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Buy “To Live Out Loud: A Novel”

This historical novel is a vignette of Emile Zola’s life and intervention into the fate of Alfred Dreyfus. Dreyfus was a Jewish artillery officer and had been convicted of treason in a court-marshall in 1895. Many felt he was wrongly charged, including Emile Zola, who wrote an article about the unfair treatment and tried to defend him. This got Zola charged with criminal action on Dreyfus’ behalf, whereupon he fled France hoping to escape imprisonment.

The meat of the story is the belief that one must speak up for others being mistreated, even at personal cost. Zola was warned and yet did not hesitate to come to Dreyfus’ aid as best he could. This is a story of people helping the less fortunate and standing up for what is right. I hope this quality never disappears from our culture. Dreyfus’ wife and children…

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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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6 Responses to Book Review: To live out loud

  1. tazzielove says:

    That was very nice of her. Great review.

  2. Not a surprise at all! 🙂

  3. Jean-Jacques says:

    As I have been bogged down on the finishing touches of my 12th book of poetry, I did not have as much time for personal reading. However your book “To Live Out Loud” was the 1st on my list and I have just finished. Here is what I replied to the Amazon review request I received yesterday.

    Great book…It is a well written account of a kind of docudrama, about a very important historical event dealing with anti-Semitism of religious and political influence, prior to France’s eventual intelligent separation of church and state. Paulette’s gentile hook grabs you immediately and her style of writing at once involves you in the story, making you feel like a witness participant of this Dreyfus affair, that occupies famous Zola’s life it its very end. Bravo Paulette…! A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

    Jean-Jacques Fournier

    • Thank you so much for reading my book and taking the time to write this thoughtful great review. I’m truly grateful for you support especially in light of the fact that every review prompts Amazon’s attention to suggest/recommend the book to others and that means energy directed at helping dogs. Truly grateful for your generosity and friendship.

      And wow, on your 12th book of poetry. You’re masterfully prolific with your amazing poetry.

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