Chapter 21 Summary
For the next week, Margaret’s mother cleans constantly. Margaret is sullen and sulky, and so is her dad. The two of them take each other’s side in several arguments with Margaret’s mother.
One night at dinner, Margaret’s mother asks her family to be more understanding. She explains that she has not forgiven her parents and never will. However, she feels the need to face them, and that will be much easier if she has the support of her husband and daughter. Margaret feels grown-up to be talked to in this way. She promises to be nicer, and her dad does too.
When the day of the visit arrives, Margaret goes along with her mother to the airport. On the way, Margaret’s mother tries to explain why her...
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