9781501171437-1501171437-A Dream Called Home: A Memoir

A Dream Called Home: A Memoir

ISBN-13: 9781501171437
ISBN-10: 1501171437
Edition: Reprint
Author: Grande, Reyna
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781501171437
ISBN-10: 1501171437
Edition: Reprint
Author: Grande, Reyna
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Grande, Reyna wrote A Dream Called Home: A Memoir comprising 336 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1501171437 and 9781501171437. Since then A Dream Called Home: A Memoir textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.54 or rent at the marketplace.

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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.
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