Author: Julie C. Morse
Author: Julie C. Morse
The warmth and understanding that permeates from every page of this exciting account of travel in places as far flung as Greenland and Mombasa, Kenya should be enough to encourage any adventurous soul to dream of once more going abroad, whether in actual space and time, or in one’s imagination. Julie Morse’s creative first-person account tells of a young woman’s travels with her mysterious Uncle Bob Harris, an intrepid adventurer of note, who travelled the world for business, but who always took time out to keep in touch with Julianna in a pre-online social networking age by means of sundry postcards and souvenirs that he brought from abroad.
The leading female protagonist is a composite creation of Morse and a few mentees who accompanied her uncle on certain of his travels abroad, ostensibly to set up contacts for his box and paper business, but perhaps for certain other more covert reasons as well, at which Morse only provides the occasional elusive hint. The use of such a central figure does much to facilitate the flow of the tale, which is accompanied by some intriguing black-and-white photographs taken in places as varied as Mt. Kilimanjaro and “somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.”
Morse’s vibrant personality flows across the 140 pages of this travelogue come biography, confirming her writing skill that has seen her in the past contributing to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and Pioneer Press newpapers. But don’t expect a dry, objective journalistic style from her―Morse’s tone is intimate and appealing, with an undertone of sauciness and naughtiness that inimitably draws one to be on her side. Not only does her uncle emerge as a wonderful raconteur and entrepreneur, but she also clearly has a personality that shines out above the rest. Out of the Box
has one automatically thinking of other great adventurers of the past, both male and female, so one can delight in associations and reminiscences as one reads through this uplifting and horizon-widening text. For any youngster who longs to travel abroad, or for those who remain spirited and adventurous at heart, Out of the Box should be enough to motivate you to travel further, both intellectually and physically, than you have ever before dared dream. Follow Here To Purchase Out of the Box: The Mostly True Story of a Mysterious Man