Outside Passage

Outside Passage

A Memoir of An Alaskan Childhood

Book - 1998
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When Julia Scully wasnbsp;seven years old, her father committed suicide, and she and her sister werenbsp;sent to an orphanage. nbsp;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. nbsp;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. nbsp;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.nbsp;nbsp;

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.
Publisher: Fairbanks, Alaska : University of Alaska Press, c1998
ISBN: 9781602231290
Branch Call Number: CT275.S397 A3 1998
Characteristics: 219 p. ; 21 cm


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