The Distance Between Us (Used Book) - Reyna Grande
In this inspirational and unflinchingly honest memoir, acclaimed author Reyna Grande describes her childhood torn between the United States and Mexico, and shines a light on the experiences, fears, and hopes of those who choose to make the harrowing journey across the border.
Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this â€œcompelling...unvarnished, resonantâ€ (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 â€œEl Otro Ladoâ€ (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 â€œEl Otro Ladoâ€ to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father.
Funny, heartbreaking, and lyrical,Â The Distance Between UsÂ 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.