Old Town Mexican Lunch Adventure with Award-Winning Novelist/Memoirist Reyna Grande

Event Details

Friday, October 25, 2013
Starting at 12:00pm
Barra Barra Saloon
4016 Wallace Street (Old Town)
San Diego 92110
Cost: $35 per person ($25 for registered Girl Scouts)
Add $15 for signed book

About the Event

Please join National Book Critics Circle Finalist and International Latino Book Award winner Reyna Grande for a fun Old Town Mexican Lunch Adventure that includes an authentic Mexican lunch, beverage, tax, tip, discussion of her book, A Distance Between Us, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in a festive, authentic setting.

About the Book and Author

Born in Mexico, Reyna was two years old when her father left for the U.S. to find work. Her mother followed two years later, leaving Reyna and her siblings behind. Eight years later, Reyna entered the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant. She went on to become the first person in her family to graduate from college, and she now teaches creative writing workshops and speaks at high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation.

The Distance Between Us is Reyna’s heart-wrenching, yet ultimately triumphant, memoir about her journey from Mexico to the U.S., where she learned that the separation between a parent and a child can be measured as much in emotional distance and abandonment as it can be in miles.

Her story isn’t just her flight to El Otro Lado (The Other Side), but also the tragic story of what she experienced before – the poverty, the abuse, the shame…and the devastating feeling of abandonment and loneliness she and her siblings felt after their well-meaning, but dysfunctional, parents left to find a better life for their family.

Praise for The Distance Between Us

“A brutally honest book…akin to being the “Angela’s Ashes” of the modern Mexican immigrant experience.”

LA Times

“I’ve been waiting for this book for decades. The American story of the new millennium is the story of the Latino immigrant, yet how often has the story been told by the immigrant herself?”

—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

“In this poignant memoir about her childhood in Mexico, Reyna Grande skillfully depicts another side of the immigrant experience—the hardships and heartbreaks of the children who are left behind.”
—Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of Enrique’s Journey

“Award-winning novelist Grande captivates and inspires in her memoir.”
–Publishers Weekly: Starred Review

Registration

– Please note: no physical tickets will be issued

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DescriptionPriceQuantity
Signed first edition hardcover book
(includes $1.00 processing fee)
$26.00
Lunch
Gourmet boxed lunch with drink (specify turkey, vegetarian or roast beef in note section of registration); if no preference specified, turkey will be provided
$15.00
Autographed book (to be delivered at the event)
(includes $1.00 processing fee)
$26.00
Autographed book (to be delivered at the event)
(includes $1.20 processing fee)
$31.20
Autographed book (to be delivered at the event)
(includes $1.12 processing fee)
$29.12
Signed book
(includes$1.20 sales tax and and $.65 processing fee)
$16.85
Lisette's List-Autographed first edition hardcover book
(includes sales tax and $1.17 processing fee)
$30.33
The Fig Orchard Luncheon-Event Only
(includes $1.40 processing fee)
$36.40
The Fig Orchard-Signed Book
(includes sales tax and $.65 processing fee)
$16.85
Artist's Safari-Signed book
(includes sales tax and $1.51 processing fee)
$39.31
Hungry for Paris-Autographed paperback book
(includes sales tax plus $.78 processing fee)
$20.22
Dinner Series for Authors with Midge Raymond-November 6, 2014
(includes $1.00 processing fee)
$26.00
Everyday Book Marketing Morning Session
(includes $2.36 processing fee)
$61.36
Everyday Book Marketing-Discounted Morning Session
For returning students only; includes $1.96 processing fee)
$50.96
Everyday Book Marketing-Afternoon Session
(includes $2.36 processing fee)
$61.36
Everyday Book Marketing-Discounted Afternoon Session
(for returning students only; includes $1.96 processing fee)
$50.96
Both Workshops
(includes $3.96 processing fee)
$102.96
Both workshops-discounted package
(for returning students only; includes $3.56 processing fee)
$92.56
Everyday Book Marketing-autographed book
(includes sales tax plus $.69 processing fee)
$17.92
Gourmet boxed lunch
(includes $.60 processing fee)
$15.60
AuthorPreneurs Dinner with Don Winslow
(includes $1.00 processing fee)
$26.00
Lost Decency-autographed book
(includes sales tax plus $1.30 processing fee)
$21.28
AuthorPreneurs Dinner with Jennifer Coburn
(includes $1.00 processing fee)
$26.00
Scent of Triumph-Autographed copy paperback
(includes sales tax and $.69 processing fee)
$17.96
Scent of Triumph-Autographed copy hardcover
(includes sales tax and $1.21 processing fee)
$31.44
I Always Loved You-Autographed paperback book
(includes sales tax and $.69 processing fee)
$17.97
My Name is Mary Sutter-Autographed paperback book
(includes sales tax and $.69 processing fee)
$17.97
Naughty Paris-Autographed book
(includes sales tax and $1.08 processing fee)
$28.08
Naughty but Nice Champagne Adventure-event
(includes $1.00 processing fee)
$26.00
Preserved Lemons Adventure-2:30pm Event
(includes $1.40 processing fee)
$36.40
Of Mint Tea & Minarets-Autographed book
(includes sales tax plus $1.30 processing fee)
$33.70
Preserved Lemons Adventure-6:00pm Event
(includes $1.40 processing fee)
$36.40
Autographed book-The Human Age
(includes sales tax and $1.21 processing fee)
$31.39
Fancy Nancy-Adult event regular price
(includes sales tax and $2.02 processing fee)
$52.46
Fancy Nancy-Child's Event with signed book
(includes sales tax and $1.62 processing fee)
$42.06
Extra book-Special 10th Anniversary Fancy Nancy
(includes sales tax and $.78 processing fee)
$20.21
AuthorPreneurs Dinner with Kathi Diamant
(includes $1.00 processing fee)
$26.00
Fancy Nancy-Adult event discounted Close5 price
(includes sales tax and $1.82 processing fee)
$47.26
AuthorPreneurs Lunch with Kathi Diamant-Event
(includes $1.40 processing fee)
$36.40
Autographed book-Kafka's Last Love (pb)
(includes sales tax and $.86 processing fee)
$22.41
Tierrasanta Talks with Steve Breen-Event
(includes $.50 processing fee)
$10.50
AuthorPreneurs Dinner with Stephanie Weaver
(includes $1.00 processing fee)
$26.00
British Lunch Adventure-Event only
(includes $1.40 processing fee)
$36.40
Secrets of a Charmed Life-Autographed book
(includes sales tax and $.65 processing fee)
$16.85
Breakfast Book Club with Helen Kaufmann-Event
(includes $1.40 processing fee)
$36.40
The Luminous Heart of Jonah S.-Autographed book
(includes sales tax and $.73 processing fee)
$19.04
AuthorPreneurs Workshop-Creating Your Professional Video
(includes $10.56 processing fee)
$299.56
AuthorPreneurs Workshop-EarlyBird Creating Your Professional Video
(includes $10.36 processing fee)
$258.96
Traveling Tea Shop-Signed book
(includes sales tax and $.65 processing fee)
$16.85
Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Tasting-Event only
(includes $1.60 processing fee)
$41.60
The Status of All Things-Signed book
(includes sales tax and $.65 processing fee)
$16.85
Tierrasanta Talks with Georgeanne Irvine-Event only
(includes $.50 processing fee)
$10.50
AuthorPreneurs with Penny Sansevieri-Event
(includes $1.00 processing fee)
$26.00
AuthorPreneurs Lunch with Jennifer Coburn
(includes $1.40 processing fee)
$36.40
We'll Always Have Paris-Autographed paperback book
(includes sales tax and $.65 processing fee)
$16.85
Gluten Free Meal-Belinda Jones tea
(includes $.25 processing fee)
$5.25
Philippine Adventure by the Book-Nonrefundable Deposit
(includes $14.00 processing fee)
$364.00
Tierrasanta Talks with Bob Chandler-Event
(includes $.60 processing fee)
$10.60
Girls' Night Out Adventure with Christina Lauren-Event only
(includes $1.60 processing fee)
$41.60
Beautiful Secret-Signed paperback
(includes sales tax and $.69 processing fee)
$17.97
Where the Peacock Sings-Autographed book
(includes sales tax and $.78 processing fee)
$20.21
Tales from SD Padres-Signed hardcover book
(includes sales tax plus $.65 processing fee)
$16.85
Tales from SD Padres-Signed paperback book
(includes sales tax plus $.43 processing fee)
$11.23
Behind Every Great Man-Autographed paperback book
(includes sales tax and $.73 processing fee)
$19.08
AuthorPreneurs Dinner with Barbra Drizin
(includes $1.00 processing fee)
$26.00
Book Club Dinner with Jane Green-Event only
(includes $1.68 processing fee)
$43.68
Summer Secrets-Autographed first edition hardcover book
(includes sales tax plus $1.17 processing fee)
$30.32
Book Club Dinner with Jane Green-Discounted dinner with book
(includes sales tax plus $2.45 processing fee)
$63.60
Tierrasanta Talks with Fred Krakowiak-Event only
(includes $.60 processing fee)
$10.60
An Artist's Safari-Autographed hardcover book
(includes sales tax and $1.20 processing fee)
$31.20
Africa: An Artist's Safari-Autographed hardcover book
(includes sales tax plus $.80 processing fee)
$20.80
Bundle of both signed books-Save $10
(includes sales tax plus $1.60 processing fee)
$41.60
Taste of India Dinner Adventure-Event only
(includes $1.60 processing fee)
$41.60
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