One of my favourite writers and a woman who has taken a special place in my heart. Here’s a review of her new book. I’m close to finishing it myself, and hope to have a review ready myself very soon.

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

A Different Kind Of Angel

Paulette Mahurin(Goodreads Author)

Vicki‘s review
Oct 07, 2018
it was amazing

bookshelves: 2018-releases, 201-300-pages, historical-fiction

What an amazing book written by one of my favorite historical fiction writers, Paulette Mahurin. Personally, I hadn’t heard of the “two-mile-long stretch of land in the middle of the East River [that] was the home of the New York City Lunatic Asylum” and it was called Blackwell’s Island Asylum. According to the “Prologue” it was the “first civic mental hospital in the city of New York.” I found it appalling that some of the caretakers were prisoners from Blackwell’s Island Prison, which explains at least some of the inhumane treatment of “patients.”

I must say that I’m rarely ever shocked anymore by things I read or hear about, but I still am deeply disturbed by reading when atrocities are committed upon human beings by…

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