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.
Part 1, 1989-1972, Antojos Abstract
* The novel opens with Yolanda returning to the Dominican Republic after five years in the United States.
* A party is being thrown in her honor.
* Yolanda's aunts all wear gray and black, the colors of mourning.
* The cousins are shocked at Yolanda's appearance, and she is compared to her cousin Lucinda who...
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