BRAVERY AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

 At this time of year when various religions are celebrated by peaceful loving peoples around the world, it is timely to receive a review that highlights Emile Zola’s peaceful quest for justice against all odds. I am grateful for this review and for every person who picks up my book and takes the time to write a review. It’s feedback like this that keeps us authors motivated. And I might add that after the reviews are a few more photos of more dogs rescued in 2015 bringing the total number up to 126 dogs rescued from profits from my books.
REVIEWS FOR TO LIVE OUT LOUD
on December 8, 2015

This historical fiction account of the Dreyfus Trial is a winner on several fronts. The writing is impeccable, the story compelling, and the attention to detail is phenomenal.

I am a fan of Emile Zola, but for some reason was not aware of this pivotal moment in his life. I now respect him even more as a person and a writer. He put his reputation, career, and life on the line to defend a wrongly accused Jewish soldier. This is quite an impressive action because he could have sat back and lived a safe life. But that is not the character of this amazing writer. Emile Zola said, “If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.”

Author Paulette Mahurin cleverly sets up each chapter with a quote from the great writer. It sets the scene for what is to follow. I will be recommending this book to my friends. It was a delight to read.

 

 
on December 10, 2015
“To Live Out Loud” is an absolutely beautifully written prose, which is written in the form of a memoir of Emile Zola’s close friend, Charles, and which centers around Zola’s fight for the wrongly accused of treason Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer, who was stripped down of his rank and sent away instead of the real criminal. Zola’s famous article, “J’Accuse,” separated France in two: those, who wanted to see justice for the innocent man, and calloused anti-Semites, who would rather let the crime go unpunished than acquit a Jewish officer and restore his honor.
In this meticulously researched novel the fiction is masterfully blended with the real facts, and the ugly accounts of anti-Semitism and chauvinistic behavior of the military and even the court are depicted with honesty, shining a light on the true heroism of several brave men, who weren’t afraid to fight against the regime in the name of truth. I couldn’t help but admire Zola’s relentless pursuit of justice, even though it meant putting his own freedom and even his life in danger. It’s a must-read for everyone! Highly recommended!
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DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS WITH THE HELP OF PROFITS FROM MY BOOKS
12 y:o male schnauzer rescued

12 year-old male schnauzer rescued

 

Nicholas rescued by Sheilah Aragon muttmatchla

Nicolas rescued by angel Sheilah Argon of muttmatchla

Mungo's freedom photo

Mungo’s freedom photo

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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21 Responses to BRAVERY AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

  1. tazzielove says:

    Reblogged this on tazziesplace and commented:
    Powerful review of Paulette’s book.

  2. tazzielove says:

    Great review. I love that Zola is highlighted in it.

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  4. Littlesundog says:

    Such sweet babies… I love that you post their photos!

  5. Deziz World says:

    Dat’s a wunnerful review and as you sed always a good fing. Luv da fotos. And weez so glad da anipals awe gettin’ help.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  6. I may not believe what another believes, says or does, but I do believe in being kind and loving one another. That is God’s commandment to all men.
    Yisraela

  7. So happy to see the great reviews of your new book!

  8. I wish there was a wiggly waggly emoticon I could use when I read reviews like this. I’m so thrilled for you and the pooches! 🙂 ❤

  9. natuurfreak says:

    Fine to read the new review of your book .

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