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
* Julia has a recurring dream in which she is clutching her infant baby to her chest, walking through the pouring rain down to the river where she plans to drown the child.
* The book then transports the reader to present day, with Julia reminiscing about her childhood. She knows that her aunt Beatrice...
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