|Plot Summary of The Time of the Doves|
Natalia is an innocent pastry shop worker in pre-Civil War Spain when she meets Quimet, a charming and eccentric man. After a strange courtship they marry and quickly have some lovely children. They are a young, struggling couple but have a nice life in lovely Barcelona. One of Quimet's capricious ideas to to raise doves in their home. The children love it; Natalia gets a big headache from it.
Gradually political discontent intensifies and times get rough. Natalia gets work as a maid. Soon Quimet joins in the Spanish Civil War and Natalia is mostly on her own to fend for herself and her children. She survives--but just barely. Quimet dies in the war.
Eventually Natalia remarries a local grocer, but she is still haunted by the loss of Quimet and the horrors of war.
This synopsis report prepared by Karen Choy
|Chapter Analysis of The Time of the Doves|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Family, struggle with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- Revolution, general
- blue collar
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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