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Ordinary People - Judith Guest
Ordinary People
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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.... show more
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 the Tarnished Eye.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140065176 (0140065172)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
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4.0 Ordinary People
This is one of those quiet books that doesn’t seem like much on the surface, but there is a lot going on underneath. It’s one of those books that require some thinking to really get it. Ordinary People alternates points-of-view between a father and a son. The father, Cal, is a successful attorney ...
the reading chronicles
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5.0 Judith Guest's Ordinary People
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, p...
The Moment Stealer
The Moment Stealer rated it
5.0 Ordinary People, or The Book of Painful and Subdued Feels
Robert Redford's adaptation of Ordinary People has always been one of my favorite psychological films of all time, but I had no idea it was based on a book (heap shame on me, all of it). The narration dives straight into each character's thoughts and swims along, flashing this way and that in a st...
travelin
travelin rated it
5.0 Ordinary People
I made it. Why didn't you?
esterb
esterb rated it
5.0 Ordinary People
If you want to be swept away and read and read and read, pick up this book with believ­able char­ac­ters in a really pro­found story.Just a mag­nif­i­cent book. A sort of Catcher in the rye, but than ten times better.As I said: this book is bril­liant. You feel what the char­ac­ters feel, you see wh...
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