Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande: The Distance Between Us

Book in Common Lecture

Tuesday, February 24 | 7:30 p.m.

Laxson Auditorium
BUY TICKETS: $10 Adult | $8 Senior | FREE for CSU and Butte College students

A National Book Circle Critics Award finalist, The Distance Between Us is an inspirational coming-of-age story about the pursuit of a better life. The Los Angeles Times hailed it as “the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience” and calls author Reyna Grande “a courageous voice.” In her memoir, Grande writes about her life before and after illegally emigrating from Mexico to the United States. Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. She has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the Latino Book Award among others for her novels Across a Hundred Mountains (2006) and Dancing with Butterflies (2009).


If you like Reyna Grande, we also recommend: Bill Bryson, Garrison Keillor, Paula Poundstone.