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.
Chapters 1-3 Abstract
* Following his wife Alice's death, the author receives condolence letters from people who know her well and people she never meets.
* In one condolence letter, a friend jokes that the author does not deserve Alice.
* Alice is a frequent character in books and magazine pieces written by the author.
* The author often portrays...
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