The Time of the Doves, 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