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 and 2 Abstract
* Russell's mother is in the hospital after taking a bad fall.
* Lucy is senile and lives in her memories.
* Though at first he tries to argue his mother back into reality, he realizes she is happy living in her memories.
* Russell regrets that parents and children have little opportunity to understand each other...
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