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, "In the Valley of Bones" Abstract
* James Carroll reflects upon what takes place in the chapel at Bolling Air Force Base on Saturday, February 23, 1969, when he is then Father James Carroll celebrating his first Mass and giving his first sermon at his parent's parish according to tradition.
* Sitting in the front pew are...
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