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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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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
5.0 Ordinary People ★★★★★
I wish I had the skill to truly analyze what makes the difference between a book where the author tries to manipulate the reader’s emotions and only gets an “hmm how sad” from me, or worse, eyerolls, and a book that has me glued to the pages and leaking tears. All I know is that this is one of the l...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
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
the reading chronicles rated it
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
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