Global Book Series: The Distance Between Us

The April book selection for the Global Book Series is The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist of Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies.  Her newest book, The Distance Between Us, is a personal memoirBorn in Mexico, Reyna and her siblings were separated from their parents when they left Mexico to try to find work in the United States.  The memoir examines her early life in Mexico as well as her own journey to the United States and her life as an undocumented immigrant.


“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


Please join us for the Global Book Discussion at Bishop Library on Friday, April 28th at 3 p.m.  Copies of the book are on display in the library atrium and are available to check out.

For more information about The Distance Between Us or Reyna Grande, please see the author’s website at

This is the final title in the 2016-2017 Global Book Series.  If you would like more information about the Global Book Series, please see our LibGuide at