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  Julia Shumway
First seen "We All Support The Team"
Series lifespan "We All Support The Team" to present

Gender Female
Hair Brown
Age 43
Occupation Owner/Manager of The Democrat
Family Al Shumway - Father
Unnamed brother
Dale Barabara - Boyfriend
Status Alive

Julia Shumway is a main character in the novel. She is one of the 26 survivors of the Dome.

Julia is resident of Chester's MIll, in her 40s and ten years divorced. She is a cynical woman who owns and edits The Democrat (despite being a Republican), the town's local newspaper. Julia often feels the need to prove a point and expose those she sees around her. Julia becomes the conduit between Colonel Cox and Dale Barbara via her cell phone. Julia and Dale have a budding romantic relationship. Both Dale and Julia are gutsy and tough, brave enough to try any chance they might have for survival. Julia comes from a family of news executives; the newspaper is a family concern. She was groomed early for success and was viewed by her peers as a "goody-two-shoes". A confrontation with her classmates in fourth grade caused her to rethink her status and changed the course of her academic career; however, this same confrontation is key in helping her formulate a plan to end the siege.

Under the DomeEdit

"Highways and Byways"Edit

Julia is mentioned when the novel starts to give the history of Chester's Mill mentioning the nearby towns and the facilities. She is mentioned when it talks about the newspaper, The Democrat which is owned and managed by Julia. The title however is said to be mis-information as she is described as being republican to the core.


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Part 1 appearances
"The Airplane and the Woodchuck" "Barbie" "Junior and Angie" "Highways and Byways" "Lotta Dead Birds"
"Clustermug" "We All Support The Team" "The Good of the Town, The Good of the People" "Prayers" "Madness, Blindness, Astonishment of the Heart"
"This is Not as Bad as it Gets" "Nyuck-Nyuck-Nyuck" "Missile Strike Imminent"


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