(First paragraph) The Story: Savannah Jackson’s sister Sheila tells Savannah about a business owner named Lionel, and Lionel invites Savannah to attend a New Year’s Eve party. As Savannah gets ready to ring in 1990, she reflects on her annoyance with Sheila and their mother, who have suggested that Savannah is miserable because she does not have a husband and does not live closer to her family. She realizes she does not need a man to validate her but admits that, as she broke up with Kenneth Dawkins four years ago, she wants to be in love again
Original Publication Citation
Hinton, K. (2011). Waiting to exhale. In F. N. Magill, D. Kohler, & L. W. Mazzeno (Eds.), Masterplots (Fourth ed., pp. 6157-6159). Pasadena, California: EBSCO.
Hinton, KaaVonia, "Waiting to Exhale" (2011). Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications. 88.