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The Resource The distance between us : a memoir, Reyna Grande

The distance between us : a memoir, Reyna Grande

Label
The distance between us : a memoir
Title
The distance between us
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Reyna Grande
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Reyna Grande's father leaves his wife and three children behind in a village in Mexico 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. His promises become harder to believe as months turn into years. When he summons his wife to join him, Reyna and her siblings are deposited in the already overburdened household of their stern, unsmiling grandmother. The three siblings are forced to look out for themselves; in childish games they find a way to forget the pain of abandonment and learn to solve very adult problems. When their mother at last returns, the reunion sets the stage for a dramatic new chapter in Reyna's young life: her own journey to "El Otro Lado" to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father. -- Jacket, p. [2]
Summary
Traces the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education, and the inspiration of Latina authors
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2017.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10116566
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973/.046872
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
G665 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
780
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The distance between us : a memoir, Reyna Grande
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
5581152
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
325 p.
Isbn
9781451661774
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012001634
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759913639
  • (OCoLC)759913639
Label
The distance between us : a memoir, Reyna Grande
Publication
Control code
5581152
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
325 p.
Isbn
9781451661774
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012001634
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759913639
  • (OCoLC)759913639

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