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The Novel that Inspired Robert Redford’s Oscar Winning Film starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore
In Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s remarkable first novel, the Jarrets are a typical American family. Calvin is a determined, successful provider and Beth an organized, efficient wife. They had two sons, Conrad and Buck, but now they have one. In this memorable, moving novel, Judith Guest takes the reader into their lives to share their misunderstandings, pain...and ultimate healing.
Judith Guest is the author of six novels, including Ordinary People, Errands, and theTarnished Eye.
Seventeen-year-old Conrad Jarrett returns to his parents' home and tries to build a new life for himself after spending eight months in a mental institution for attempted suicide
Number of Pages: 263
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Judith Guest
Street Date: January 1, 1993
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-4936
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Ordinary People by Judith Guest is one of the best books I have read as a school assignment. The book feels so relatable and it discusses issues that any regular family might be dealing with. Guest takes the readers into the minds of the characters. The way the book is written allows us to really kn...see moreof the reviewer's review