Paper $15.95 ISBN: 9781602231290 Published February 2011 For sale in North America only
E-book $7.00 to $15.95 ISBN: 9781602231313 Published February 2011 For sale in North America only

Outside Passage

A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood

Julia Scully

Julia Scully

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

226 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $15.95 ISBN: 9781602231290 Published February 2011 For sale in North America only
E-book $7.00 to $15.95 ISBN: 9781602231313 Published February 2011 For sale in North America only
When Julia Scully was seven years old, her father committed suicide, and she and her sister were sent to an orphanage.  Two years later, emotionally damaged by the isolation and brutality of the orphanage, the girls followed their mother to the near-wilderness of the gold-mining territory north of Nome, Alaska, where she had leased a roadhouse in the tiny settlement of Taylor.  Julia had no idea what to expect when she arrived, but to her surprise, she found a healing power in the stark beauty of the vast tundra.  Later, she reveled in the boisterous, chaotic boomtown atmosphere that prevailed when thousands of American troops descended on Nome at the outbreak of World War II.  

Outside Passage is a lyrical and affecting memoir of those years, simultaneously an emotional account of a young girl’s first steps into adulthood and a unique portrait of a vanished frontier life.
Time
“A simple reminder of the immense power of a child’s love, which can last through terrible neglect.”
Keith A. Sculle | Journal of the West
"This reviewer values the book most for its novel contribution in the detailed ethnography of one roadhouse. . . . Nome, described at length in the author’s gifted prose capturing sites, sounds, smell, weather, the surrounding landscape and the feel of life, gains equal attention with the roadhouse. . . . [A]n unvarnished true story."
Contents
Author's Note
Acknowledgments

Outside Passage

About the Author
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