MELISSA BLOCK, Host:
Now, the latest in our series You Must Read This. Today, author Hilary Thayer Hamann recommend "The War" by Marguerite Duras.
HILARY THAYER HAMANN: You really must read this gentle meditation on the concessions of the heart and mind that basic survival can sometimes require. Duras, the writer, demonstrates that the monumental themes of existence leap to life most unforgettably in small stories of the overlapping lives of individuals. Duras, the woman, reminds us that we may all come to such days.
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