Funny heartbreaking and lyrical the distance between us poignantly captures the confusion and contradictions of childhood reminding us that the joys and sorrows we experience are imprinted on the heart forever calling out to us of those places we first called home. The distance between us follows caymen meyers a girl who has certain opinions about rich people thanks to her mothers clear disdain her mom has raised her to think very negatively about the haves verses. Praise for the distance between us reyna grande is a fierce smart shimmering light of a writer with an important story to tell cheryl strayed author of wild from lost to found on the pacific crest trail ive been waiting for this book for decades. The distance between us by reyna grande about the book reyna is two when her father leaves the family in mexico and crosses the border into the united states hoping to earn enough money to build a home in mexico when he returns. The distance between us is a memoir but it is as much a political text as it is a personal one and many of the works reyna reads on her journey to becoming a writer and to understanding her place in the larger context of latina authors are a similar blend of the personal and political
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