A Dream Called Home

A Dream Called Home

An inspiring new memoir from Reyna Grande, the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and national bestselling author of The Distance Between Us, about her quest for belonging, a writing career, and a home built of more than words and dreams. A Dream Called Home is the follow up to Reyna Grande?s national bestselling memoir The Distance Between Us. In that book, Reyna An inspiring new memoir from Reyna Grande, the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and national bestselling ...

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Title:A Dream Called Home
Author:Reyna Grande
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:A Dream Called Home
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

A Dream Called Home Reviews

  • Kelly
    Nov 01, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

  • Janelle
    Jan 08, 2019

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

  • Kate
    Jan 21, 2019

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

  • Mel
    Oct 25, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

    This is a very well written and interesting memoir. It is about the author's life, Reyna Grande, and her struggles as a poor child in Mexico, and how she was brought over into America by her father at a young age (nine or so). Most of the book is about her time in America, growing up, ...

    I have really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting .Reyna Grande is a writer who is a big help in my endeaver to understand those who come to the US seeking a better life for herself and other family members..Ms Grande is very open about the hard life of poverty that she and...

    I had not read any of author Reyna Grande's other works, before receiving this book, 'A Dream Called Home,' as a Goodreads giveaway. To be honest, the most interesting chapters were those in which Reyna speaks of the Mexican community where she was born and spent her first few years. ...

    Reyna Grande continues her moving and inspiring story in her new memoir in which she shows us how she came to accept and conquer the challenges she faced as a young immigrant girl from Mexico caught between two worlds and looking for a place to call home. Grande's story illustrates bot...

    Grande"s second memoir is as touching as the first. She picked up with attending college and discovering who she really is. Along the way, the author grapples with continuing family struggles, her own identity, and debt. After her college graduation, Grande became a teacher and continu...

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. Reyna really makes you feel as if you are apart of her world. I found myself feeling for her heartbreak, celebrating in her victories and loving her success. Her writing style is amazing and really makes you feel engaged. I am glad that t...

    This book was wonderful. Reyna Grande tells her life story in a genuine and honest way. At times, the narrative seemed to lag in certain moments, but overall, I loved reading this book. I appreciated Grande's honesty about complex family relationships and her own struggles as both a da...

    Excellent book. Full of real life challenges and experiences. Inspiring and motivational. Told in such an everyday/ you are part of it way. Gives you insight into her desire to write and her journey getting to where she is today. Great read. I highly recommend this book. I won this boo...

    Grande's in depth personal writings allow a reader to see what really happens within the immigrant experience. Grande has shared her story in a way that you feel you are on her journey with her. An excellent must read memoir for teaching understanding, acceptance, and tolerance of tho...

    A wonderful memoir written by a Latina author of her poor family trying to get to the US and create a new life. When her family crumbled she was able to find support and persist in her education. My favorite line, when she was struggling with her separate identities was shared by a men...

    4.0*** Reyna?s honest memoir of her struggle to become a writer after immigrating to America as a young girl resonates and inspires. Her frank descriptions depict her navigation of life choices and applaud her mentors and provide mature reflections of her imperfect parents who had...

  • Kathy
    Jun 22, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

  • Jade
    Sep 18, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

  • Zacarias Rivera, Jr.
    Nov 10, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

  • Joyce
    Jul 28, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

    This is a very well written and interesting memoir. It is about the author's life, Reyna Grande, and her struggles as a poor child in Mexico, and how she was brought over into America by her father at a young age (nine or so). Most of the book is about her time in America, growing up, ...

    I have really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting .Reyna Grande is a writer who is a big help in my endeaver to understand those who come to the US seeking a better life for herself and other family members..Ms Grande is very open about the hard life of poverty that she and...

    I had not read any of author Reyna Grande's other works, before receiving this book, 'A Dream Called Home,' as a Goodreads giveaway. To be honest, the most interesting chapters were those in which Reyna speaks of the Mexican community where she was born and spent her first few years. ...

    Reyna Grande continues her moving and inspiring story in her new memoir in which she shows us how she came to accept and conquer the challenges she faced as a young immigrant girl from Mexico caught between two worlds and looking for a place to call home. Grande's story illustrates bot...

    Grande"s second memoir is as touching as the first. She picked up with attending college and discovering who she really is. Along the way, the author grapples with continuing family struggles, her own identity, and debt. After her college graduation, Grande became a teacher and continu...

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. Reyna really makes you feel as if you are apart of her world. I found myself feeling for her heartbreak, celebrating in her victories and loving her success. Her writing style is amazing and really makes you feel engaged. I am glad that t...

    This book was wonderful. Reyna Grande tells her life story in a genuine and honest way. At times, the narrative seemed to lag in certain moments, but overall, I loved reading this book. I appreciated Grande's honesty about complex family relationships and her own struggles as both a da...

    Excellent book. Full of real life challenges and experiences. Inspiring and motivational. Told in such an everyday/ you are part of it way. Gives you insight into her desire to write and her journey getting to where she is today. Great read. I highly recommend this book. I won this boo...

    Grande's in depth personal writings allow a reader to see what really happens within the immigrant experience. Grande has shared her story in a way that you feel you are on her journey with her. An excellent must read memoir for teaching understanding, acceptance, and tolerance of tho...

  • Julia
    Jan 14, 2019

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

  • Diane S ☔
    Dec 28, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

  • Janell
    Sep 08, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

    This is a very well written and interesting memoir. It is about the author's life, Reyna Grande, and her struggles as a poor child in Mexico, and how she was brought over into America by her father at a young age (nine or so). Most of the book is about her time in America, growing up, ...

    I have really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting .Reyna Grande is a writer who is a big help in my endeaver to understand those who come to the US seeking a better life for herself and other family members..Ms Grande is very open about the hard life of poverty that she and...

    I had not read any of author Reyna Grande's other works, before receiving this book, 'A Dream Called Home,' as a Goodreads giveaway. To be honest, the most interesting chapters were those in which Reyna speaks of the Mexican community where she was born and spent her first few years. ...

  • Gretchen
    Aug 30, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

    This is a very well written and interesting memoir. It is about the author's life, Reyna Grande, and her struggles as a poor child in Mexico, and how she was brought over into America by her father at a young age (nine or so). Most of the book is about her time in America, growing up, ...

  • Shirley Freeman
    Jul 11, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

  • Hillary
    Aug 15, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

    This is a very well written and interesting memoir. It is about the author's life, Reyna Grande, and her struggles as a poor child in Mexico, and how she was brought over into America by her father at a young age (nine or so). Most of the book is about her time in America, growing up, ...

    I have really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting .Reyna Grande is a writer who is a big help in my endeaver to understand those who come to the US seeking a better life for herself and other family members..Ms Grande is very open about the hard life of poverty that she and...

    I had not read any of author Reyna Grande's other works, before receiving this book, 'A Dream Called Home,' as a Goodreads giveaway. To be honest, the most interesting chapters were those in which Reyna speaks of the Mexican community where she was born and spent her first few years. ...

    Reyna Grande continues her moving and inspiring story in her new memoir in which she shows us how she came to accept and conquer the challenges she faced as a young immigrant girl from Mexico caught between two worlds and looking for a place to call home. Grande's story illustrates bot...

  • Michelle Kidwell
    Oct 02, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

  • Janilyn Kocher
    Jul 01, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

    This is a very well written and interesting memoir. It is about the author's life, Reyna Grande, and her struggles as a poor child in Mexico, and how she was brought over into America by her father at a young age (nine or so). Most of the book is about her time in America, growing up, ...

    I have really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting .Reyna Grande is a writer who is a big help in my endeaver to understand those who come to the US seeking a better life for herself and other family members..Ms Grande is very open about the hard life of poverty that she and...

    I had not read any of author Reyna Grande's other works, before receiving this book, 'A Dream Called Home,' as a Goodreads giveaway. To be honest, the most interesting chapters were those in which Reyna speaks of the Mexican community where she was born and spent her first few years. ...

    Reyna Grande continues her moving and inspiring story in her new memoir in which she shows us how she came to accept and conquer the challenges she faced as a young immigrant girl from Mexico caught between two worlds and looking for a place to call home. Grande's story illustrates bot...

    Grande"s second memoir is as touching as the first. She picked up with attending college and discovering who she really is. Along the way, the author grapples with continuing family struggles, her own identity, and debt. After her college graduation, Grande became a teacher and continu...

  • Kim
    Aug 30, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

  • Michael
    Aug 17, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

    This is a very well written and interesting memoir. It is about the author's life, Reyna Grande, and her struggles as a poor child in Mexico, and how she was brought over into America by her father at a young age (nine or so). Most of the book is about her time in America, growing up, ...

    I have really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting .Reyna Grande is a writer who is a big help in my endeaver to understand those who come to the US seeking a better life for herself and other family members..Ms Grande is very open about the hard life of poverty that she and...

    I had not read any of author Reyna Grande's other works, before receiving this book, 'A Dream Called Home,' as a Goodreads giveaway. To be honest, the most interesting chapters were those in which Reyna speaks of the Mexican community where she was born and spent her first few years. ...

    Reyna Grande continues her moving and inspiring story in her new memoir in which she shows us how she came to accept and conquer the challenges she faced as a young immigrant girl from Mexico caught between two worlds and looking for a place to call home. Grande's story illustrates bot...

    Grande"s second memoir is as touching as the first. She picked up with attending college and discovering who she really is. Along the way, the author grapples with continuing family struggles, her own identity, and debt. After her college graduation, Grande became a teacher and continu...

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. Reyna really makes you feel as if you are apart of her world. I found myself feeling for her heartbreak, celebrating in her victories and loving her success. Her writing style is amazing and really makes you feel engaged. I am glad that t...

    This book was wonderful. Reyna Grande tells her life story in a genuine and honest way. At times, the narrative seemed to lag in certain moments, but overall, I loved reading this book. I appreciated Grande's honesty about complex family relationships and her own struggles as both a da...

    Excellent book. Full of real life challenges and experiences. Inspiring and motivational. Told in such an everyday/ you are part of it way. Gives you insight into her desire to write and her journey getting to where she is today. Great read. I highly recommend this book. I won this boo...

  • Devon H
    Sep 24, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

  • Hazelj jones
    Jul 21, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

    This is a very well written and interesting memoir. It is about the author's life, Reyna Grande, and her struggles as a poor child in Mexico, and how she was brought over into America by her father at a young age (nine or so). Most of the book is about her time in America, growing up, ...

    I have really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting .Reyna Grande is a writer who is a big help in my endeaver to understand those who come to the US seeking a better life for herself and other family members..Ms Grande is very open about the hard life of poverty that she and...

  • Tucker
    Oct 07, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

  • Michelle Arredondo
    Sep 06, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

  • Aria
    Sep 01, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

  • Chardonnay
    Aug 15, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

    This is a very well written and interesting memoir. It is about the author's life, Reyna Grande, and her struggles as a poor child in Mexico, and how she was brought over into America by her father at a young age (nine or so). Most of the book is about her time in America, growing up, ...

    I have really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting .Reyna Grande is a writer who is a big help in my endeaver to understand those who come to the US seeking a better life for herself and other family members..Ms Grande is very open about the hard life of poverty that she and...

    I had not read any of author Reyna Grande's other works, before receiving this book, 'A Dream Called Home,' as a Goodreads giveaway. To be honest, the most interesting chapters were those in which Reyna speaks of the Mexican community where she was born and spent her first few years. ...

    Reyna Grande continues her moving and inspiring story in her new memoir in which she shows us how she came to accept and conquer the challenges she faced as a young immigrant girl from Mexico caught between two worlds and looking for a place to call home. Grande's story illustrates bot...

    Grande"s second memoir is as touching as the first. She picked up with attending college and discovering who she really is. Along the way, the author grapples with continuing family struggles, her own identity, and debt. After her college graduation, Grande became a teacher and continu...

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. Reyna really makes you feel as if you are apart of her world. I found myself feeling for her heartbreak, celebrating in her victories and loving her success. Her writing style is amazing and really makes you feel engaged. I am glad that t...

  • Grace Sanchez
    Oct 18, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

  • Carla Suto
    Sep 20, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

  • Michaela
    Aug 30, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

  • Kate
    Nov 17, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

    This is a very well written and interesting memoir. It is about the author's life, Reyna Grande, and her struggles as a poor child in Mexico, and how she was brought over into America by her father at a young age (nine or so). Most of the book is about her time in America, growing up, ...

    I have really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting .Reyna Grande is a writer who is a big help in my endeaver to understand those who come to the US seeking a better life for herself and other family members..Ms Grande is very open about the hard life of poverty that she and...

    I had not read any of author Reyna Grande's other works, before receiving this book, 'A Dream Called Home,' as a Goodreads giveaway. To be honest, the most interesting chapters were those in which Reyna speaks of the Mexican community where she was born and spent her first few years. ...

    Reyna Grande continues her moving and inspiring story in her new memoir in which she shows us how she came to accept and conquer the challenges she faced as a young immigrant girl from Mexico caught between two worlds and looking for a place to call home. Grande's story illustrates bot...

    Grande"s second memoir is as touching as the first. She picked up with attending college and discovering who she really is. Along the way, the author grapples with continuing family struggles, her own identity, and debt. After her college graduation, Grande became a teacher and continu...

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. Reyna really makes you feel as if you are apart of her world. I found myself feeling for her heartbreak, celebrating in her victories and loving her success. Her writing style is amazing and really makes you feel engaged. I am glad that t...

    This book was wonderful. Reyna Grande tells her life story in a genuine and honest way. At times, the narrative seemed to lag in certain moments, but overall, I loved reading this book. I appreciated Grande's honesty about complex family relationships and her own struggles as both a da...

  • Kory Keller
    Jan 16, 2019

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...

    I?m working on my #ReadAfrica2018 reading project, but had to take a break for Reyna Grande?s A Dream Called Home - and I?m so glad I did! Although now I feel like I have opened a new door to a new reading challenge as she mentions so many writers and poets that I know I need to ...

    Yeah, well my friend Michaela won an ARC & naturally I read her copy once she'd finished it. She didn't tell me anything about her impressions, so I went into it free of preconceived notions. Having completed it, & now having read her review of the book, I am just going to refe...

    This memoir follows Grande through her young adulthood, as she attends college away from Los Angeles and begins to find her way through adulthood. It's a moving memoir about being Latina and an immigrant and the ups and downs that come with the pride and challenges of being the first i...

    A DREAM CALLED HOME by Reyna Grande is the compelling sequel to her beautifully-written memoir, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The first book was riveting and I could not wait to read the sequel. A DREAM CALLED HOME picks up where Grande left off in THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and focuses more o...

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Yeah, this just didn't sit so well w/ me. On a positive note, there are a lot of authors to explore mentioned in the story, & I am grateful to have been made aware of these people, b/c now I can go explore their w...

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, this did not influence my review. I had previously read and loved Grande's childhood memoir, The Distance Between Us, and I was intrigued to read about Grande's adult life. It was a bit disorienting at first trying to connect the dots between th...

    This is a beautifully written memoir about being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college and to grow up to become a successful author and human. The author had many mentors along the way who helped her believe in herself and in her goal of becoming a writer and publ...

    I have not read Grande's first memoir so I can't comment on the synthesis of the two, but this memoir stands alone as an interesting look at one immigrant's life. Grande was born in a very poor village in Mexico. At age 2, her father came to the US to try and make a better life for his...

    I just finished Grande's The Distance Between Us and checked my library catalog to find her novels... and realized that in 2018, she published this sequel to the memoir. I grabbed this instead so I could learn what happened to her after she went to college. This chapter of Grande's ...

    I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right words to convey her messag...

    Reyna Grande's journey to become a published author was typical in many ways. She struggled to find the time and energy to write between work, family and college. She endured numerous rejections before she found an agent and finally saw her work in print. But in other ways, her journe...

    I had no idea that this book was a follow up. Went into a frenzy to get my hands on the first book, The Distance Between Us. Read it. Went right into this one shortly after. A great weekend Memoir Marathon of two wonderful books. A gripping true life story. A powerful one. Close to...

    Grande does what she sets out to do and shares the hardships and struggles she overcame along the way. The writing is clear and straightforward. Though I didn?t agree with or perhaps understand some of her choices and decisions, I empathized with her and cheered for her success. One ...

    A Dream Called HomeA Memoirby Reyna GrandeAtria BooksBiographies & MemoirsPub Date 02 Oct 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Dream Called Home through Atria Books and Netgalley:Reyna Grande was only nine when she walked across the U.S Mexico border in search of a home, she was desperat...

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway! Thanks! This was a very quick and flowing read that I liked, but I don't think it will stick with me. It took me awhile to get to, because I found out it was a second part and I wanted to read the first one. I don't think this is entirely...

    A Dream Called Home is such a marvelous memoir. I just love how Reyna Grande discloses her life experiences in such a transparent manner. She deftly shares her feelings of loneliness, alienation, and desire to connect with her mother and father. She clearly reveals her struggles to pur...

    This is a very well written and interesting memoir. It is about the author's life, Reyna Grande, and her struggles as a poor child in Mexico, and how she was brought over into America by her father at a young age (nine or so). Most of the book is about her time in America, growing up, ...

    I have really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting .Reyna Grande is a writer who is a big help in my endeaver to understand those who come to the US seeking a better life for herself and other family members..Ms Grande is very open about the hard life of poverty that she and...

    I had not read any of author Reyna Grande's other works, before receiving this book, 'A Dream Called Home,' as a Goodreads giveaway. To be honest, the most interesting chapters were those in which Reyna speaks of the Mexican community where she was born and spent her first few years. ...

    Reyna Grande continues her moving and inspiring story in her new memoir in which she shows us how she came to accept and conquer the challenges she faced as a young immigrant girl from Mexico caught between two worlds and looking for a place to call home. Grande's story illustrates bot...

    Grande"s second memoir is as touching as the first. She picked up with attending college and discovering who she really is. Along the way, the author grapples with continuing family struggles, her own identity, and debt. After her college graduation, Grande became a teacher and continu...

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. Reyna really makes you feel as if you are apart of her world. I found myself feeling for her heartbreak, celebrating in her victories and loving her success. Her writing style is amazing and really makes you feel engaged. I am glad that t...

    This book was wonderful. Reyna Grande tells her life story in a genuine and honest way. At times, the narrative seemed to lag in certain moments, but overall, I loved reading this book. I appreciated Grande's honesty about complex family relationships and her own struggles as both a da...

    Excellent book. Full of real life challenges and experiences. Inspiring and motivational. Told in such an everyday/ you are part of it way. Gives you insight into her desire to write and her journey getting to where she is today. Great read. I highly recommend this book. I won this boo...

    Grande's in depth personal writings allow a reader to see what really happens within the immigrant experience. Grande has shared her story in a way that you feel you are on her journey with her. An excellent must read memoir for teaching understanding, acceptance, and tolerance of tho...

    A wonderful memoir written by a Latina author of her poor family trying to get to the US and create a new life. When her family crumbled she was able to find support and persist in her education. My favorite line, when she was struggling with her separate identities was shared by a men...

  • BookGypsy
    Aug 06, 2018

    A very timely read. In the states one would have to living under a rock to not realize how the immigration is dividing our country. I'm not going to offer my opinion on this issue, just state my thoughts on this memoir. Her father came first, than her mother, finally when she was n...

    Reyna Grande?s memoir ?The Distance Between Us? brought to life the heart-breaking experience of a young girl left behind in Mexico when her parents illegally immigrated to America. She continues her story in the brilliantly written and emotionally affecting ?A Dream Called Hom...

    Reyna Grande was just nine-years-old when she walked across the U.S.-Mexican border in search of her parents who left her years before. The parents she finds aren't the parents a young girl longs for. Reyna surrounds herself reading books and writing. Once she is accepted to the Uunive...