Books Barbara Bray Books by Barbara Bray Barbara Bray has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Barbara Bray Review You Must Read This A Harsh Tale Of War, But An Unforgettable Read February 16, 2011 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. A Harsh Tale Of War, But An Unforgettable Read Listen · 3:58 3:58 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133811002/137509352" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Longing, Passion, Philosophy In Revived Duras March 11, 2009 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.