We continue our Underappreciated
summer reading series with a look at Mercè Rodoreda, who wrote The Time of the Doves
in exile after Franco's regime began to suppress her native Catalan language and culture. A powerful story of a young shopkeeper living through the Spanish civil war, it’s considered by many to be the best Catalan novel of all time. Author Sandra Cisneros
tells us why it should be more widely read.