The Year of Magical Thinking Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Chapter 1

* Nine months ago, Joan's husband John suffered a sudden, massive coronary.

* Joan and John sat down to dinner in the living room of their apartment in New York.

* At the same time, their daughter Quintana had been in the hospital unconscious for five days suffering from pneumonia.

* Quintana had been taken to the emergency room on Christmas morning.

* Joan and John just returned from a visit with Quintana at the hospital.

* Joan is writing to help herself make sense of the period after her husband's death.

* Although Joan always enjoyed using words as a writer, even before publication, she wished that she could simply project her memories on a screen and not write about them.

Chapter 2

* On December 30, 2003, Joan and her husband visited Quintana in the hospital.

* After the hospital visit, they came home and fixed dinner.

* During dinner, John talked about several different subjects, then Joan...

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