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.
* Mr. Cruz is regaining consciousness in a hospital bed, with a doctor and two women in the room
Chapter 1, 1941: July 6 Abstract
* As he lies there, Cruz remembers many of his business dealings and his assets.
Chapter 2, 1919: May 26 Abstract
* Cruz asks for Padilla and...
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