Books by Barbara Bray
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How can we understand the experiences of those who have lived through war? What do they have to teach us? Author Hilary Thayer Hamann's favorite book attempts to answer these questions, and reinforces just how beautifully implausible life during conflict can be. It's The War by Marguerite Duras.
For years, Anna has circled the globe in search of her lost love, the titular Sailor from Gibraltar. With its mix of amour, ennui and endless conversation about both, this nuanced 1952 work by Marguerite Duras is as thrilling as it is cerebral.