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.
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* Novalee Nation and Willy Jack Pickens, Novalee's boyfriend, are traveling across country from Tennessee to California for a new life.
* Novalee, seven months pregnant, has to go to the bathroom again after having stopped only fifty miles prior.
* Willy Jack gets angery at having to stop again, but they eventually stop at a...
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