“On this poignant memoir approximately her youth in Mexico, Reyna Grande skillfully depicts some other Aspect of the immigrant enjoy—the hardships and heartbreaks of the kids who’re left in the back of.” —Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winner, and creator of Enrique’s Journey

Reyna Grande vividly brings to lifestyles her tumultuous early years On this “compelling . . . unvarnished, resonant” (BookPage) tale of a youth spent torn Among oldsters and international locations. As her oldsters make the harmful trek around the Mexican border to “El Otro Lado” (The Different Aspect) in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are compelled into the already overburdened family in their stern grandmother. Whilst their mom ultimately returns, Reyna prepares for her personal adventure to “El Otro Lado” to are living with the person who has haunted her creativeness for years, her lengthy-absent father.

Humorous, heartbreaking, and lyrical, The Distance Among Us poignantly captures the confusion and contradictions of youth, reminding us that the thrill and sorrows we enjoy are printed on the middle eternally, calling out to us of the ones puts we first referred to as house.

Also to be had in Spanish as L. a. distancia entre nosotros.