Ordinary People

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Ordinary People

By Judith Guest

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140065176, 263pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 1982


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 the Author
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.