1. In Chapter 1, why is Elisa fleeing Cuba with her family?
In Chapter 1, Elisa is fleeing Cuba with her family because her family, the Perezes, are wealthy, and the Cuban Revolution has just taken place in 1969. Batista, the leader who has just been overthrown, was the leader Elisa's family had been both linked and loyal to, and it is no longer safe for them to stay in the country.
2. In Chapter 1, why is Marisol traveling to Cuba for the first time?
In Chapter 1, Marisol is traveling to Cuba for the first time because her grandmother Elisa has just died and Elisa has asked Marisol to leave her ashes in Cuba.
3. In Chapter 1, who helps Marisol organize her first trip to Cuba?
In Chapter 1, Marisol's great-aunts - especially Beatriz - help Marisol organize her first trip to Cuba.
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