Chapters 1 and 2
• Adeline comes home with a silver medal hanging from her left breast pocket.
• Aunt Baba places it in her safe deposit box with many other important valuables.
• Adeline sees a picture and asks if it is a picture of her mother, but it is her grandparents.
• Aunt Baba tells her about her mother's death of catching a high fever shortly after giving birth to her.
• Adeline recalls that Big Sister has told her that she is bad luck because if it wasn't for her, their mother would still be alive.
• Big Sister is 6.5 and her brothers are five, four and three respectively when Adeline is born.
• All of her siblings blame her for their mother's death and never forgive her.
• Their father remarries a seventeen Eurasian beauty they are told to call "Niang" which is a Chinese term for mother.
• Father and Niang have a son...
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