Hit me like a combination of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Crucible

Β Again and again, I’m grateful for everyone who has purchased a book and taken the time to write a review. All profits from my books are going to help rescue dogs out of kill shelters. A few of the recent ones are featured below.
on December 18, 2015

To Live Out Loud, an historical novel by Paulette Mahurin, hit me like a combination of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Crucible. In the violently anti-Semitic France of 1895, Alfred Dreyfus, a Jew, was convicted of treason in a hasty military court martial. Emile Zola, already a noted “man of letters,” picked up the Dreyfus case and went through numerous court proceedings to exonerate Dreyfus.

This novel is exceptionally timely in today’s world. In America, at least, there is a pervasive bigotry against Muslims, with the bigots espousing that every Muslim is a terrorist. Muslims today are subjected to the same sense of hostility and hatred Jews of 1900 France or African Americans of 1950 (and ongoing) America experienced, leading the reader to question whether we as a people will EVER learn.

This novel intentionally reads more like a newspaper article or a documentary than a fictional story. As the author explains in her foreword, To Live Out Loud is based strongly on documented historical fact and court records, letters, and transcripts of the time. The Dreyfus Affair, as it was known, is an example of one of the grossest, most egregious miscarriages of justice in French history, and is a warning to us even today of the ongoing imperative for the separation of church and state.

LINKS FOR THE PURCHASE OF MY BOOKS AND REVIEWS
Some of the dogs rescued with profits from my books:
Kyle's was rescued

Kyle was rescued

trapisio's freedom photo

Trapisio’s freedom photo

TRAPISIO CUDDLING WITH NEW SIBBLING IN NEW HOME

Trapisio snuggling with sibling

To date, in 2015, profits from my books have helped free 138 dogs from kill shelters. Happy Holidays from them and my family to all of you. Peace on earth.
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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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28 Responses to Hit me like a combination of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Crucible

  1. tazzielove says:

    That’s a great review.

  2. Jean-Jacques says:

    May the accolades for your meritorious books, which I have had the pleasure of reading, continue beyond 2016, and then some!

    Compliments of the season to you Paulette and Terry, and continued support for your generously wonderful cause. May the accolades for your meritorious books, which I have had the pleasure of reading, continue beyond 2016, and then some!

    Jean-Jacques & Marianne

  3. Harlon says:

    That’s a pretty powerful comparison – and you are a shining light that makes the world a better place. You deserve positive comparisons every day πŸ™‚ Harlon

  4. If you needed any reward those little faces would be it.

    • You said it Helen, that is my reward and motivation to continue with the sometimes embarrassing promotional aspects of selling books. Helping a dog get out of a kill shelter ranks high on my list of joyful and grateful acts. Happy weekend and happy holiday time to your and yours. ❀

  5. Marvelous review and you are a marvelous lady. The dogs are so fortunate to have you as their savior- actually. There is a need for more people like you to make the word a better place.

  6. mysm2000 says:

    Another great review of a gripping, insightful novel!

  7. Deziz World says:

    Gweat review. We always luv hearin’ and seein’ all da anipals dat get help and a second chance at furever.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  8. Barb says:

    A wonderful result Paulette, knowing that 138 dogs are now safe and happy with their new families, living the life they so deserve. Thank you for all the work you put in to make it happen and may it continue in 2016.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family from me and my family. I pray for peace and goodwill towards our fellowman and to every animal on God’s good earth. x

    • It’s so good to see you Barb and thank you so much. It’s an absolute joy in my life to help a dog in any way I can but seeing them get out of kill shelter kennels is a joy beyond description. You being a wonderful dog lover know that so well. Wishing you and yours happy holiday time. ❀

  9. You do wonderful work. I’m proud to know you.

    • That’s very kind of you to say, Marilyn. And I might return the compliment and say I’m happy we’re connected and I get to be a little fly on the wall to your sweet life with your hubby. What a beautiful couple you are. Happy Holidays my friend. ❀

  10. Quite right! πŸ™‚ Hip hip hurrah for Paulette! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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