Title Profile & Character Information

The Distance Between Us

Annotation
After writing two award-winning novels, Grande gets down to the nitty-gritty and chronicles her life as an undocumented immigrant, from her border crossing at age nine. The distance widens between her and her father until she must finally make her own life. Brave memoir.

GenreNonFiction
Family & relationships
Sociological
Memoir
TopicsMexican immigrants
Illegal immigration
Family relationships
Childhood memories
Children of alcoholics
Overcoming adversity
Writers
Hispanic women
Personal narratives