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.
Book I, pgs. 1-22 Abstract
* Lucy Marsden is the widow of the last surviving soldier of the Civil War.
* Lucy thinks of the death of her husband, Will, and how she likes how quiet the house is now.
* In the present, Lucy is ninety-nine years old and lives in a rest home where people come to...
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