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A journey from Mexico to LA in 'The Distance Between Us'

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The memoir, "The Distance Between Us" is a riveting first person narrative that chronicles a family's journey from Mexico to Los Angeles in the '80s.

The book begins with the 4-year-old protagonist asking her mother a seemingly simple question: "How long will you be gone?" Her mother replies " Not too long."

It ends up being years, and that separation and the following twists and turns tear the family apart. Madeleine talks with the writer, Reyna Grande.