Reyna Grande's novel A Journey of a Hundred Mountains might be fiction, but it's about a very real topic: immigration. Author Grande knows firsthand about the heartbreak that comes when families are torn apart by borders. Shortly after her birth in Guerrero, Mexico, her parents came to the U.S., and she didn't join them until she was 9. The book tells the story of two women, one born in Mexico, one from the U.S., who meet in a Tijuana jail. Grande, the first member of her family to receive a college degree, will give a talk about her writing.

Tue., March 10, 11:15 a.m., 2009

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