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.
* Julia wanted to write about the things she loved most in life: her husband, cooking, and France.
* Julia was raised in California. Paul was raised in Boston. They met in Sri Lanka while both were working for the military.
Part 1: Chapter 1, La Belle France Abstract
* Paul was 10 years older and introduced Julia to many...
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