One of the delights of the Internet and social media is the ability to stumble upon books you might not have otherwise come across. “A Dead Rose” by Aurora Cáceres is a case in point: I saw it mentioned on Twitter (and I’m sorry I can’t remember who pointed it out) and after checking it out thought it would be a book I definitely should read.

The publishers, Stockcero, were kind enough to provide a copy for me to review for Shiny New Books and it makes fascinating reading. I’d not heard of the modernista movement before, and Cáceres was obviously a real pioneer, not only with her writing but also with the way she lived.

“A Dead Rose” is moving and memorable, with multiple layers, and definitely worth checking out if you want to explore pioneering women’s writing in translation. My review is here – do check it out! 🙂