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The Time of the Doves - by Mercè Rodoreda - is the powerfully written story of a naïve shop-tender during the Spanish Civil War and beyond, is a rare and moving portrait of a simple soul confronting and surviving a convulsive period in history. The book has been widely translated, and was made into a film.
“The most beautiful novel published in Spain since the Civil War.” —Gabriel García Márquez
“Mercè Rodoreda is the writer I cannot stop talking about.” —Alberto Ríos
“[I] read [The Time of the Doves] cover to cover all in one afternoon. When I was finished, I felt as foolish as Balboa discovering the powerful Pacific.” —Sandra Cisneros, from her Foreword to Camilla Street