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.
* The story begins in 1877 with Sol, a beautiful eighteen-year-old who is contemplating the day's events in her diary.
* Sol's nanny, Xenufla, has taken her to the place where people beseech St. Rita for special requests.
* Xenufla thinks that Sol needs a husband.
Chirilingo, Chapters 1, 2, and 3 Abstract
* Sol has attracted many young suitors, but she...
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