nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the Autobiography category for her memoir THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US!
In this extraordinary memoir, award-winning writer Reyna Grande
vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years, capturing all the
confusion and contradictions of childhood, especially one spent torn
between two parents and two countries. Elated when she feels the glow of
her father’s love and approval, Reyna knows that at any moment he might
turn angry or violent. Only in books and music and her rich imaginary
life does she find solace, a momentary refuge from a world in which
every place feels like “El Otro Lado.”
The Distance Between Us captures
one girl’s passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. A funny,
heartbreaking, lyrical story, it reminds us that the joys and sorrows of
childhood are always with us, invisible to the eye but imprinted on the
heart, forever calling out to us of those places we first called home. The book is currently available in hardcover with a new paperback edition to be released in mid-March. Congratulations Reyna!