Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1, Ebb Tide Abstract
* "A Year by the Sea" begins with Joan and her husband of many years preparing to separate.
* Joan found herself overwhelmed, but looking forward to the personal growth and understanding that she hoped to gain, living alone in her Cape Cod cottage.
* Young Joan met her future husband at Yale, where they...
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