The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,041,502 members ⚫ 1,330,841 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

The Distance Between Us

A Memoir

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
Buy this eBook
US$ 12.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
“In this poignant memoir about her childhood in Mexico, Reyna Grande skillfully depicts another side of the immigrant experience—the hardships and heartbreaks of the children who are left behind.” —Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of Enrique's Journey

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.

Also available in Spanish as La distancia entre nosotros.
Washington Square Press; August 2012
320 pages; ISBN 9781451661804
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: The Distance Between Us
Author: Reyna Grande
 
  • News
Red Bluff High School's second annual Book in Common announced - Red Bluff Daily News
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:10:53 -0700
Red Bluff High School's second annual Book in Common announcedRed Bluff Daily NewsThe title of this year's book, “The ...
Latina Writer Reyna Grande Shares Her History - KRCB
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:02:46 -0800
Latina Writer Reyna Grande Shares Her HistoryKRCBReyna Grande's first book, Across A Hundred Mountains, was a novel ...
Author Reyna Grande discusses struggles of crossing US border - The Daily Tar Heel
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:06:59 -0700
The Daily Tar HeelAuthor Reyna Grande discusses struggles of crossing US borderThe Daily Tar HeelCORRECTION: A previous version ...
ISBNs
9781451661781
9781451661804