The Distance Between Us Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Distance Between Us


  • Author : Maggie O'Farrell
  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755372256

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The Distance Between Us Excerpt :

Gripping, insightful and deft, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Maggie O'Farrell is a haunting story of the way our families shape our lives, from the award-winning author of HAMNET. It was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller and won the Somerset Maugham Award. On a cold February afternoon, Stella catches sight of a man she hasn't seen for many years, but instantly recognises. Or thinks she does. At the same moment on the other side of the globe, in the middle of a crowd of Chinese New Year revellers, Jake realises that things are becoming dangerous. They know nothing of one another's existence, but both Stella and Jake flee their lives: Jake in search of a place so remote it doesn't appear on any map, and Stella for a destination in Scotland, the significance of which only her sister, Nina, will understand.

The Distance Between Us Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Distance Between Us


  • Author : Reyna Grande
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451661804

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The Distance Between Us Excerpt :

In this inspirational and unflinchingly honest memoir, acclaimed author Reyna Grande describes her childhood torn between the United States and Mexico, and shines a light on the experiences, fears, and hopes of those who choose to make the harrowing journey across the border. Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this “compelling...unvarnished, resonant” (BookPage) story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. As her parents make the dangerous trek across the Mexican border to “El Otro Lado” (The Other Side) in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced into the already overburdened household of their stern grandmother. When their mother at last returns, Reyna prepares for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father. Funny, heartbreaking, and lyrical, The Distance Between Us poignantly captures the confusion and contradictions of childhood, reminding us that the joys and sorrows we experience are imprinted on the heart forever, calling out to us of those places we first called home. Also available in Spanish as La distancia entre nosotros.

The Distance Between Us Book
Score: 4
From 37 Ratings

The Distance Between Us


  • Author : Kasie West
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-07-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062235664

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The Distance Between Us Excerpt :

Money can't buy a good first impression. Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. And after years of studying them from behind the cash register of her mom's porcelain-doll shop, she has seen nothing to prove otherwise. Enter Xander Spence—he's tall, handsome, and oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and the fact that he seems to be one of the first people who actually gets her, she's smart enough to know his interest won't last. Because if there's one thing she's learned from her mother's warnings, it's that the rich have a short attention span. But just when Xander's loyalty and attentiveness are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn't a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she'd ever realized. With so many obstacles standing in their way, can she close the distance between them?

The Distance Between Us Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Distance Between Us


  • Author : Reyna Grande
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481463720

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The Distance Between Us Excerpt :

Award-winning author Reyna Grande shares her compelling experience of crossing borders and cultures in this middle grade adaptation of her “compelling…unvarnished, resonant” (BookPage) memoir, The Distance Between Us. When her parents make the dangerous and illegal trek across the Mexican border in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced to live with their stern grandmother, as they wait for their parents to build the foundation of a new life. But when things don’t go quite as planned, Reyna finds herself preparing for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years: her long-absent father. Both funny and heartbreaking, The Distance Between Us beautifully captures the struggle that Reyna and her siblings endured while trying to assimilate to a different culture, language, and family life in El Otro Lado (The Other Side).

The Distance Between Us Book

The Distance Between Us


  • Author : Renato Cisneros
  • Publisher : Charco Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 9781999859367

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The Distance Between Us Excerpt :

‘This is an impressive book. In writing it the author demonstrates great talent, as well as great courage.’ **—Mario Vargas Llosa ** If I succeed in understanding who he was before I was born, perhaps I will be able to understand who I am now that he is dead...In this sprawling family saga stretching across Latin America, a son embarks on a journey to understand his complex relationship with his father and how it shaped the man he is today. Recalling Gabriel García Márquez’s _One Hundred Years of Solitude _and Isabel Allende’s House of the Spirits, the renowned journalist and writer Renato Cisneros probes deep into his own family history to try to come to terms with his father, General Luis Federico ‘The Gaucho’ Cisneros, a leading, controversial figure in the oppressive military regime that held power in Peru during the 1970s and 1980s, a tortuous period marked by state-sanctioned terrorism and the rise of the Shining Path.Selling over 35,000 copies in Peru alone, The Distance Between Us is at once excruciating in its honesty and deeply moving in its universal relevance. Selected for a slew of international prizes, it is now available in English for the first time.

Across a Hundred Mountains Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Across a Hundred Mountains


  • Author : Reyna Grande
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743269582

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Across a Hundred Mountains Excerpt :

Leaving her small Mexico hometown after years of caring for her mother, Juana Garcia embarks on a search for the father who disappeared nineteen years earlier and teams up with Adelina Vasquez, who left her family to pursue forbidden love. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The Distance Between Book

The Distance Between


  • Author : Timothy J. Hillegonds
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496217998

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The Distance Between Excerpt :

At eighteen years old, with no high school diploma, a growing rap sheet, and a failed relationship with his estranged father, Timothy J. Hillegonds took a one-way flight from Chicago to Colorado in hopes of leaving his mounting rage and frustration behind. His plan was simple: snowboard, hang out, live an uncomplicated life. The Distance Between chronicles how Hillegonds’s plan went awry after he immediately jumped head first into a turbulent relationship with April, a Denny’s coworker and single mother. At once passionate and volatile, their relationship was fueled by vodka, crystal methamphetamine, and poverty—and it sometimes became violent. Mere months after moving to the mountains, when the stakes felt like they couldn’t be higher, Hillegonds learned April was pregnant with his child. More than just a harrowing story of addiction and abuse or a simple mea culpa, The Distance Between is a finely wrought exploration of, and reckoning with, absent fathers, fatherhood, violence, adolescent rage, white male privilege, and Hillegonds’s own toxic masculinity. With nuance and urgency, The Distance Between takes readers through the grit of life on the margins while grappling with the problematic nature of one man’s existence.

The Distance Between Us Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Distance Between Us


  • Author : L. A. Witt
  • Publisher : Wilde's
  • Release Date : 2019-03-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 1090882742

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The Distance Between Us Excerpt :

*** LARGE PRINT EDITION *** After ten years together, Ethan Mallory and Rhett Solomon are calling it quits and are ready to move on. Thanks to Seattle's depressed real estate market, though, they're stuck living as roommates with a hefty mortgage hanging over their heads. In an effort to speed things along, they decide to bring in some extra money by renting out the spare bedroom. Wilde's bartender Kieran Frost moves in, and suddenly, the only thing Ethan and Rhett both want more than getting away from each other is getting close to their single, young, hot roommate. Kieran doesn't mind the attention from both, and he certainly doesn't mind sharing. Their combined chemistry ignites something else that Ethan and Rhett had thought was long dead-the mutual attraction that drew them together in the first place. Except bitter jealousy over Kieran could push them even farther apart... This 53,000 word novel was previously published and has been lightly revised.

A Dream Called Home Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

A Dream Called Home


  • Author : Reyna Grande
  • Publisher : Washington Square Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501171437

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From bestselling author of the remarkable memoir, The Distance Between Us comes an inspiring account of one woman’s quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. “Here is a life story so unbelievable, it could only be true” (Sandra Cisneros, bestselling author of The House on Mango Street). As an immigrant in an unfamiliar country, with an indifferent mother and abusive father, Reyna had few resources at her disposal. Taking refuge in words, Reyna’s love of reading and writing propels her to rise above until she achieves the impossible and is accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz. Although her acceptance is a triumph, the actual experience of American college life is intimidating and unfamiliar for someone like Reyna, who is now estranged from her family and support system. Again, she finds solace in words, holding fast to her vision of becoming a writer, only to discover she knows nothing about what it takes to make a career out of a dream. Through it all, Reyna is determined to make the impossible possible, going from undocumented immigrant of little means to “a fierce, smart, shimmering light of a writer” (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild); a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist whose “power is growing with every book” (Luis Alberto Urrea, Pultizer Prize finalist); and a proud mother of two beautiful children who will never have to know the pain of poverty and neglect. Told in Reyna’s exquisite, heartfelt prose, A Dream Called Home demonstrates how, by daring to pursue her dreams, Reyna was able to build the one thing she had always longed for: a home that would endure.

The Social Distance Between Us Book

The Social Distance Between Us


  • Author : Darren McGarvey
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2022-06-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473566811

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*A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK* 'An Orwell for today's poor' - The Times 'This is McGarvey at his best' - Observer 'Breaks your heart and boils your blood' - Big Issue If all the best people are in all the top jobs, then why is Britain such a fucking bin fire? Britain is in a long-distance relationship with reality. A ravine cuts through it, partitioning the powerful from the powerless, the vocal from the voiceless, the fortunate from those too often forgotten. This distance dictates how we identify and relate to society's biggest issues - from homelessness and poverty to policing and overrun prisons - ultimately determining how, and whether, we strive to resolve them. So why, for generations, has a select group of people with very limited experience of social inequality been charged with discussing and debating it? I've sat on cold pavements with beggars, asking them why they would rather wander the streets than live in supported accommodation. I've pleaded with alcoholics to give sobriety one last shot before they end up dead - and read their obituaries in the paper weeks later. I've sat with youth workers at their wits' end as diversionary services are cut amid a surge in gang and knife violence. Too many people remain so far from this nightmarish social reality that even when they would earnestly wish to bring about change, they don't know where to start. So start here. Praise for Darren McGarvey: 'The standout, authentic voice of a generation' Herald 'Utterly compelling' Ian Rankin, New Statesman 'Brilliant' Russell Brand 'An absolutely fascinating individual' Owen Jones 'Offer[s] an antidote to populist anger that transcends left and right... articulate and emotional' Financial Times 'McGarvey is a rarity: a working-class writer who has fought to make the middle-class world hear what he has to say' Nick Cohen, Guardian

My Lover s Lover Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

My Lover s Lover


  • Author : Maggie O'Farrell
  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755372249

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My Lover s Lover Excerpt :

From the Costa Award winning Maggie O'Farrell comes the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller MY LOVER'S LOVER, an intense, unnerving and passionate story of betrayal, loss and love, with all the frisson and psychological intensity of Rebecca. When Lily moves into Marcus's flat and plunges headlong into a relationship, she must contend not merely with the disapproval of flatmate Aidan, but with a more intangible, hostile presence. Could it be that Sinead, Marcus's ex, is trying to communicate with her? When Lily begins to 'see' Sinead, first about the flat, and then on the streets of London, she must question not merely her sanity, but whether the man she loves is someone she can, or indeed ought, to live with at all.

The Distance from Me to You Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Distance from Me to You


  • Author : Marina Gessner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698184787

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The Distance from Me to You Excerpt :

Wild meets Endless Love in this multilayered story of love, survival, and self-discovery McKenna Berney is a lucky girl. She has a loving family and has been accepted to college for the fall. But McKenna has a different goal in mind: much to the chagrin of her parents, she defers her college acceptance to hike the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia with her best friend. And when her friend backs out, McKenna is determined to go through with the dangerous trip on her own. While on the Trail, she meets Sam. Having skipped out on an abusive dad and quit school, Sam has found a brief respite on the Trail, where everyone’s a drifter, at least temporarily. Despite lives headed in opposite directions, McKenna and Sam fall in love on an emotionally charged journey of dizzying highs and devastating lows. When their punch-drunk love leads them off the trail, McKenna has to persevere in a way she never thought possible to beat the odds or risk both their lives.

In the Distance Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

In the Distance


  • Author : Hernan Diaz
  • Publisher : Coffee House Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9781566894975

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Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre, offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity (Bloomsbury 2012), managing editor of RHM, and associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York.

The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book


  • Author : Susan Page
  • Publisher : RosettaBooks
  • Release Date : 2013-10-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9780795334436

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The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book Excerpt :

“The most thorough, accurate, user-friendly, well-organized and inspiring guide for writers on the market today. Period.”—Richard Carlson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff This expert guide has put the dream of acquiring a publisher within reach for thousands of writers. Whether your book idea is a completed manuscript or still in the planning stages, The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book offers comprehensive, industry-savvy guidance on the steps to take to sell your book to a major publisher. Literary agents often advise their clients to read this book as their first step. Susan Page is the author of several bestselling self-help books, and a veteran of the publishing industry. Here, she’ll guide you step-by-step through the roadblocks that stall other writers and help you toward a publishing strategy that gets results. You’ll find in-depth information on the early steps to take, writing title ideas, developing winning book proposals, finding an agent, understanding publishing contracts, promoting your book, and more. Throughout the process, Page coaches you through both the emotional and practical obstacles you’re likely to face. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in a career as a published author. “Page, as her subtitle claims, really does tell you what you need to know to get happily published. This self-help author (If I’m So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single?) knows what she’s talking about, whether she’s advising on how to write a book proposal, find an agent or promote one’s book . . . This is one of the more instructive guides to read before writing your book.”—Publishers Weekly

The Distance Between Lost and Found Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Distance Between Lost and Found


  • Author : Kathryn Holmes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2015-02-17
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062317285

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The Distance Between Lost and Found Excerpt :

Blending elements of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak and Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet, this gripping story from Kathryn Holmes was deemed “a page turner” by author Richard Peck and “an intense story of survival” by ALA Booklist in its starred review. Sophomore Hallie Calhoun has just endured the most excruciating six months of her life. Once the rumors about her and the preacher’s son, Luke, made their way around school, her friends abandoned her, and as a result, Hallie has completely withdrawn. Now on a hiking trip in the Smoky Mountains with the same people who have relentlessly taunted her, Hallie is pushed to her limit. Then Hallie, outgoing newcomer Rachel, and Jonah—Hallie’s former friend—get separated from the rest of the group. As days go by without rescue, their struggle for survival turns deadly. Stranded in the wilderness, the three have no choice but to trust one another in order to stay alive…and for Hallie, that means opening up about what really happened that night with Luke. From the catty atmosphere of high school to the unpredictable terrain of the mountains, this novel is a poignant, raw journey about finding yourself after having been lost for so long.