This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews author Reyna Grande. The original live interview was 11/18/12.
In this memoir, Reyna 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. The
Distance Between Us is an inspirational coming-of-age story about the
pursuit of a better life.
When a young Mexican girl’s father
leaves his wife and three children behind to make the dangerous trek
across the border to the United States, he promises he will soon return
from “El Otro Lado” (The Other Side) with enough money to build them a
dream house where they can all live together. Things aren’t that easy
for Reyna Grande in, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir which
captures the confusion and contradictions of childhood, especially one
spent torn between two parents and two countries. “A standout immigrant
coming-of-age story.”—Kirkus Reviews. Grande is the author of the novels Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies.
Reyna holds a B.A. in creative writing and film & video from the
University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her M.F.A. in
creative writing from Antioch University. She is an active promoter of
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