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Críticas: "A poignant yet triumphant tale." -"Booklist"



"A standout immigrant coming-of-age story." --"Kirkus Reviews"

Many of us find it difficult to practice diplomacy with our relatives. But when typical family squabbles are complicated by national borders--as they are in Reyna Grande's excellent new memoir, "The Distance Between Us"--the stakes are raised far higher than "Who's cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year?"--Texas Observer"

"She never flinches in describing her surroundings and feelings, while her resilience and ability to empathize allow her to look back with a compassion that makes this story one that everyone should read,"--School Library Journal"

""The Distance Between Us "is an inspirational book for young Latinos or anyone who has faced adversity. Just keep those tissues handy,"--The Hispanic Reader"

"A poignant yet triumphant tale. Puts a face on issues that stir vehement debate." -"Booklist"

"Grande deftly evokes the searing sense of heartache and confusion created by their parents' departure . . . . Recounting her story without self-pity, she gracefully chronicles the painful results of a family shattered by repeated separations and traumas." -"Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review)

"A timely and vivid example of how poverty and immigration can destroy a family." -The Daily Beast

"Captivates and inspires . . . . Tracing the complex and tattered relationships binding the family together. -"Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review)

Award-winning novelist (Across a Hundred Mountains") Grande captivates and inspires in her memoir. Raised in Mexico in brutal poverty during the 1980s, four-year-old Grande and her two siblings lived with their cruel grandmother after both parents departed for the U.S. in search of work. Grande deftly evokes the searing sense of heartache and confusion created by their parents' departure. Eight years later her father returned and reluctantly agreed to take his children to the States. Yet life on the other side of the border was not what Grande imagined: her father's new girlfriend's indifference to the three children becomes more than apparent. Though Grande's father continually stressed the importance of his children obtaining an education, his drinking resulted in violence, abuse, and family chaos. Surrounded by family turmoil, Grande discovered a love of writing and found solace in library books, and she eventually graduated from high school and went on to become the first person in her family to graduate from college. Tracing the complex and tattered relationships binding the family together, especially the bond she shared with her older sister, the author intimately probes her family's history for clues to its disintegration. Recounting her story without self-pity, she gracefully chronicles the painful results of a family shattered by repeated separations and traumas (Aug.)



"A brutally honest book...akin to being the "Angela's Ashes" of the modern Mexican immigrant experience."

"The sadness at the heart of Grande's story is unrelenting; this is the opposite of a light summer read. But that's OK, because . . . this book should have a long shelf life."

"A timely and a vivid example of how poverty and immigration can destroy a family."

"Grande consistently displays a fierce willingness to ask tough questions, accept startling answers, and candidly render emotional and physical violence."

"The poignant yet triumphant tale Grande tells of her childhood and""eventual illegal immigration puts a face on issues that stir vehement debate."

"Powerful, harrowing."

"Reyna Grande is a fierce, smart, shimmering light of a writer with an important story to tell."--Cheryl Strayed "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail "

"I've been waiting for this book for decades. The American story of the new millennium is the story of the Latino immigrant, yet how often has the story been told by the immigrant herself? What makes Grande's beautiful memoir all the more extraordinary is that, through this hero's journey, she speaks for millions of immigrants whose voices have gone unheard."--Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

Reyna Grande is a fierce, smart, shimmering light of a writer with an important story to tell. --Cheryl Strayed "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail ""

I ve been waiting for this book for decades. The American story of the new millennium is the story of the Latino immigrant, yet how often has the story been told by the immigrant herself? What makes Grande s beautiful memoir all the more extraordinary is that, through this hero s journey, she speaks for millions of immigrants whose voices have gone unheard. --Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street"

"Reyna Grande's extraordinary journey towards the American dream will be an inspiration to anyone who has ever dreamed of a better life.
Ligiah Villalobos, Writer and Executive Producer of La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon)"

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. Through her brutally honest firsthand account of growing up in Mexico without her parents, Grande sheds light on the often overlooked consequence of immigration the disintegration of a family. --Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of Enrique's Journey"

"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. Through her brutally honest firsthand account of growing up in Mexico without her parents, Grande sheds light on the often overlooked consequence of immigration--the disintegration of a family."--Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of Enrique's Journey

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