News | 9 October 2012

Award-winning UCSC alumna celebrates publication of new memoir


The Los Angeles Times has called it “a brutally honest book…the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience.”

The Dallas Morning News noted: “Grande grabs your heart and strums music on it.”

And The Washington Independent Review of Books observed: “This book would be fabulous required reading for college freshmen–or even better, for freshman members of Congress.”

After two acclaimed novels about the Mexican immigrant experience, Reyna Grande is now celebrating the release of her new memoir–The Distance Between Us–with a reading and Q & A at Bookshop Santa Cruz on October 14.

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