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 1-8 Abstract
* Bosworth describes the Russeks who emigrated from Poland and saved enough money to open a fur shop.
* David Nemerov's family emigrated from Russia.
* David worked in Russeks and fell in love with Gertrude, the owners' daughter.
* The Russek family objected to Gertrude's marriage to David.
Chapters 9-20 Abstract
* David is described as being...
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