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Book Reviews for The Distance Between Us

"The Angela's Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience." -Los Angeles Times

"Grande deftly evokes the searing sense of heartache and confusion created by her parent's departure...Recounting her story without self-pity, she gracefully chronicles the painful results of a family shattered by repeated separations and traumas." -Publishers Weekly

“I've been waiting for this book for decades. The American story of the new millennium is the story of the Latino immigrant, yet how often has the story been told by the immigrant herself? What makes Grande's beautiful memoir all the more extraordinary is that, through this hero's journey, she speaks for millions of immigrants whose voices have gone unheard." Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street