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The Resource The distance between us : a memoir, Reyna Grande, (overdrive ebook)

The distance between us : a memoir, Reyna Grande, (overdrive ebook)

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The distance between us : a memoir
Title
The distance between us
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Reyna Grande
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Language
eng
Summary
Mago pointed to a spot on the dirt floor and reminded me that my umbilical cord was buried there. "That way," Mami told the midwife, "no matter where life takes her, she won't ever forget where she came from." Then Mago touched my belly button ... She said that my umbilical cord was like a ribbon that connected me to Mami. She said, "It doesn't matter that there's a distance btween us now. That cord is there forever." 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. The three siblings are forced to look out for themselves; in childish games they find a way to forget the pain of abandonment and learn to solve very adult problems. When their mother at last returns, the reunion sets the stage for a dramatic new chapter in Reyna's young life: her own journey to "El Otro Lado" to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father. In this extraordinary memoir, award-winning writer Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years, capturing all the confusion and contradictions of childhood, especially one spent torn between two parents and two countries. Elated when she feels the glow of her father's love and approval, Reyna knows that at any moment he might turn angry or violent. Only in books and music and her rich imaginary life does she find solace, a momentary refuge from a world in which every place feels like "El Otro Lado." The Distance Between Us captures one girl's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. A funny, heartbreaking, lyrical story, it reminds us that the joys and sorrows of childhood are always with us, invisible to the eye but imprinted on the heart, forever calling out to us of those places we first called home
Summary
Traces the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education, and the inspiration of Latina authors
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Writing style
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2017.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10116566
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
973.046872
Index
no index present
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The distance between us : a memoir, Reyna Grande, (overdrive ebook)
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Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 13, 2014)
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn893162550
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451661804
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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2d8fa94a-a13d-4788-88bf-793249032d90
Publisher number
EB00565837
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893162550
Label
The distance between us : a memoir, Reyna Grande, (overdrive ebook)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 13, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn893162550
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451661804
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2d8fa94a-a13d-4788-88bf-793249032d90
Publisher number
EB00565837
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893162550

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