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Ordinary People
Author: Judith Guest
This is the story of seventeen-year-old Conrad Jarrett, just returned home from eight months in a mental institution after a suicide attempt.  Before he left the hospital he was filled with hope and confidence that everything was finally back to normal.  Now, at home, that confidence has vanished, and he is shaken by the realization th...  more »
ISBN: 54488

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This is a deeply emotional book about the complexities of the human relationship... You will be asked to look at what is "mother", "father", "child"? The mirror of life held up to your face by the firm hand of Ms. Guest. Confronted you will see yourself in those roles. Who am I ?... Con asks himself and so will you. Hardest of all is Beth, and perhaps the closest to home. Who we perceive ourselves to be, and who we really are. Ordinary people. As for the film ... well written with excellent regard to the core of the book; you will find Mary Tyler Moore's performance especially gripping ... Foolishly overlooked for an Academy award the year the movie came out. Her Beth is as far as I'm concerned Beth. Supported by a fantastic ensemble brings to life an extraordinary story of the ordinary, of people, of you and I...Well worth your time
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