Ordinary People by Judith Guest

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In this memorable, moving novel, Judith Guest takes the reader into their lives to share their misunderstandings, pain...and ultimate healing.
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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 the Tarnished Eye.

 

About Judith Guest

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Judith Guest won the Janet Heidegger Kafka Prize for her first novel, "Ordinary People, " which was made into the Academy Award-winning 1980 film of the same name. Her other novels are "Second Heaven, Killing Time in St. Cloud" (with Rebecca Hill), and "Errands". She lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Harrisville, Michigan.
 
Published October 28, 1982 by Penguin Books. 274 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Reviewed by Nicole Zanoudakis on Feb 06 2010

In this memorable, moving novel, Judith Guest takes the reader into their lives to share their misunderstandings, pain...and ultimate healing.

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Reviewed by Lynne Larock on Apr 16 2010

Some things never change, though, and trying to handle bad feelings in a helpful way is something every generation has to figure out. Ordinary People takes a strong stand for openness, for caring for others, and for love.

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