A Dream Called Home: A Memoir

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Simon & Schuster Audio
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5.8 X 1.0 X 5.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Compact Disc

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About the Author

Reyna Grande is an award-winning author, motivational speaker, and writing teacher. As a young girl, she crossed the US-Mexico border to join her family in Los Angeles, a harrowing journey chronicled in The Distance Between Us, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Her other books include the novels A Ballad of Love and Glory, Across a Hundred Mountains, and Dancing with Butterflies, the memoirs The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition, and A Dream Called Home, and the anthology Somewhere We Are Human: Authentic Voices on Migration, Survival, and New Beginnings. She lives in Woodland, California, with her husband and two children. Visit ReynaGrande.com for more information.
Yareli Arizmendi was born in Mexico City. A proud Cuban-Mexican-American, she studied high school in Kansas. She earned a BA in Political Science from the UCSD and went on to receive her MFA at the same institution. She is best known for her role as Rosaura in 'Like Water for Chocolate' and Lila in the cult classic A Day Without a Mexican. Multi-faceted, Yareli is an actress with vast character range who has appeared in the Emmy-winning television shows Six Feet Under, Heroes, House, 24, NYPD Blue and Chicago Hope. She is married to film director/rocker/artist Sergio Arau, who she met on the set of Like Water For Chocolate. Yareli and Sergio own Eye On The Ball Films for which she is VP of Development.


A deeply moving, beautifully written portrait.

-- "Carolina De Robertis, author of The Gods of Tango"

A moving memoir about building a family, becoming a writer, and redefining America.

-- "Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author"