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by Reyna Grande


Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this “compelling . . . unvarnished, resonant” (BookPage) story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. As her parents make the dangerous trek across the Mexican border to “El Otro Lado” (The Other Side) in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced into the already overburdened household of their stern grandmother. When their mother at last returns, Reyna prepares for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father. Funny, heartbreaking, and lyrical, The Distance Between Us poignantly captures the confusion and contradictions of childhood, reminding us that the joys and sorrows we experience are imprinted on the heart forever, calling out to us of those places we first called home. 

The Distance Between Us

SKU: 9781451661781
$18.99 Regular Price
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  • ISBN-13: 9781451661781

    Publisher: Washington Square Press

    Publication date: 3/12/2013

    Pages: 325


    - Biography & Autobiography | Literary - Personal Memoirs

    - Grande, Reyna - Childhood and youth - Mexican Americans

    -Immigrants - United States -Abused children - Mexico

    - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects -California

    - Los Angeles - Mexican American women authors

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