This Month's Book

"The Distance Between Us" by Reyna Grande

November 19, 2020

The Distance Between Us

Grande puts a human face on the fraught issue of immigration in her acclaimed memoir. At age nine, Grande leaves Mexico as an undocumented immigrant to join her father in the United States—El Otro Lado, or “the other side.” The pursuit of happiness is elusive and filled with tragedy, but Grande finds her own path, becoming the first person in her family to go to college. A 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, The Distance Between Us has been selected by many citywide reading programs throughout the U.S.


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By Reyna Grande

Washington Square Press, 325 pages, $17.99

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Author Reyna Grande in conversation with CBC host John Freeman
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5 p.m. Pacific time
FORMAT: John Freeman will lead a free hourlong conversation with Reyna Grande, which will include an excerpt reading and taking questions from the audience. Produced by Alta for streaming on Zoom.


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