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.
Prologue, Kate 1982 and Book One, Jamie 1883-1906: Chapters 1-3 Abstract
* Kate Blackwell celebrates her ninetieth birthday in her house in Maine. She silently berates all the people who talk about her like she was a saint and looks back on her past.
* Katie thinks back to her father's arrival in South Africa. After saving money in...
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