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    • The Distance Between Us

    • A Memoir
    • By: Reyna Grande
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great story - Culturally INCOMPETENT Reading

    • By Amazon on 12-22-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Dream Called Home

    • By: Reyna Grande
    • Narrated by: Yareli Arizmendi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    When Reyna Grande was nine years old, she walked across the US-Mexico border in search of a home, desperate to be reunited with the parents who had left her behind years before for a better life in the City of Angels. What she found instead was an indifferent mother, an abusive, alcoholic father, and a school system that belittled her heritage. With so few resources at her disposal, Reyna finds refuge in words, and it is her love of reading and writing that propels her to rise above until she achieves the impossible and is accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Carolyn on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $18.89