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by Julia Scully

Author: Julia Scully
Subcategory: Literary
Publisher: Random House~trade
Category: Fiction and Literature
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Outside Passage is notable as much for what it doesn't say as for what it does. Then, with the force of a jump cut, Scully rushes us further back in time and place. As this memoir opens, 11-year-old Julia Scully and her 13-year-old sister, Lillian, arrive alone in Nome, Alaska, circa 1940-a town notable for its barren extremes. In San Francisco, four years earlier, on a brilliant October day, she discovers her father's dead body in their dark apartment. The instant is forever imprinted on her mind, yet the ever-reticent narrator leaves us to imagine the scene and her reaction.

Today the very word 'orphanage' causes a shudder; yet we hear of the many failings of the foster care system which replaced them.

When Julia Scully was seven years old, her father committed suicide, and she and her sister were sent to an orphanage. Julia sought comfort in the rituals of the orphanage-learning to knit, roller-skating after dinner, listening to One Man's Family on the radio-and tried to adapt. But 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. What really affected me reading this book is this cold shattered childhood with restraint feelings and emotions which resembles the places where she grew and moved. I didn't feel any warmth, the severe cold of Alaska spread all over the novel even when she found stability for a short period of her childhood. Life is an open never ending experience with its ups and downs, and this is what the story is all about.

When Julia Scully wasA seven years old, her father committed suicide, and she and her sister wereA sent to an orphanage. A 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. A 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.

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Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood. Blackstone Pub. Book Format. I'm catching up adding books to this site to use as my own reference. Read it several years ago, so details are sketchy. It's the genre of book that I dearly love to read. An insight into an extremely difficult family life and into the extreme difficulty of life in northern Alaska in those years.

A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood. A simple reminder of the immense power of a child�s love, which can last through terrible neglect. When Julia Scully was nine years old, her father committed suicide, and she and her sister were remanded to an orphanage.

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Items related to Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood (Modern. Scully, Julia Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood (Modern Library Paperbacks). ISBN 13: 9780375752407. In this stunning memoir, Julia Scully recounts her exotic childhood in Alaska, where a 'stark. treeless landscape extends on and on in every direction. That she gained such a richness of experience from such a cutoff place is one of the delights of this miraculous book.

Ed Feingersh photographed by Julia Scully, late 1950s. Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood eBook: Julia Scully: Kindle Store

Ed Feingersh photographed by Julia Scully, late 1950s. Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood eBook: Julia Scully: Kindle Store. Julia Scully's memoir of her childhood, "Outside Passage," was published in 1998 by Random House and re-published in 2011 by the University of Alaska Press.