Today, it’s something a little special! I’m sharing for a fellow animal lover and rescuer!! my friend and fellow blogger Karla @ Book Addict sent her my name as a fellow animal and book lover and we got to chatting! So today, I am honored to share this with you!! 🙂
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 Britain’s recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When 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 Wilde’s imprisonment. It is a chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing.
“Paulette Mahurin’s first novel is surefooted and unflinching in its portrayal of a singular and unique character and her compelling struggles. Compassionate and confident, Mahurin allows Mildred’s story to burn through onto the page with all its inherent outrage and tenacious, abiding love. Here is a character we can champion—flawed, striving, surviving— and fully embrace in her awkward, beautiful navigation of a world that resists her in every way.” Deb Norton, Playwrite/screenwriter of The Whole Banana
“If you need to question your values, read this book! The author captures the intolerance and hypocrisy of a 1895 Nevada town, and its transcendence in time through tolerance and understanding. The angst and pain that two women feel daily, living the ‘lie’ of their lesbian relationship, and the prejudice they must endure, is unconscionable. I was moved to tears by their struggle in the face of the conflicted values that continue to dominate our ‘modern’ society.” William K. Fox, PhD, Professor of Zoology
About the Author:
Paulette Mahurin 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.
Book’s blog: http://thepersecutionofmildreddunlap.wordpress.com/
Goodreads is hosting a giveaway for this book HERE if you’d like to enter to win paperback copies!
Now, just a heads up… the reason I am sharing this book is that ALL PROFITS FOR THIS BOOK GOES TO ANIMAL RESCUES!!! YAY!!! for fellow animal lovers! I will always support good causes like this 🙂 see them here:
Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC’s) links:
Thanks so much for stopping by! and special thanks to Karla!! and of course Ms. Paulette for contacting me! I am honored! 🙂 Happy reading everyone! Later Gators!!