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Reyna Grande: A Ballad of Love and Glory | Virtual Event
June 16, 2022 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:15 pmFree – $20.00
Reyna Grande will be in conversation with María Amparo Escandón.
A Long Petal of the Sea meets Cold Mountain in this sweeping historical saga following a Mexican army nurse and an Irish soldier who must fight– at first for their survival and then for their love–amidst the atrocity of the Mexican-American War.
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 and Writers & Books’ 2018 Rochester Reads selection. 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. ReynaGrande.com
María Amparo Escandón is the author of L.A. Weather, Esperanza’s Box of Saints and González & Daughter Trucking Co. Named a writer to watch by both Newsweek and the L.A. Times, she was born in Mexico City and has lived in Los Angeles for nearly four decades.
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