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Played by: Rachelle Lefevre
Jun. 24, 2013
The book: Julia is the town journalist, the latest in a long line of Shumways running the Chester's Mill Democrat. She's a leader against Big Jim Rennie.
The show: Julia is slightly younger than in the book (nine or so years, we think) and is married to Peter -- who is now dead, unbeknownst to Julia. She strikes up a friendship with Dale Barbara, inviting him to stay at her house instead of sleep in his car. She also doesn't know Barbie was burying her husband just hours before.
Further, she calls herself "the new editor" of The Independent, which makes us wonder how new she is to Chester's Mill.