The Distance Between Us: A Memoir

The Distance Between Us: A Memoir Author Reyna Grande
ISBN-10 1451661789
ISBN-13 9781451661781
Year 2013-03-12
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Washington Square Press
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In this poignant memoir about her childhood in Mexico Reyna Grande skillfully depicts another side of the immigrant experiencethe hardships and heartbreaks of the children who are left behind Sonia Nazario Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Enrique s JourneyReyna 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

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