Ordinary People Summary
Judith Guest

Everything you need to understand or teach Ordinary People by Judith Guest.

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  • 1 Book Notes
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  • 30 Ordinary People Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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Ordinary People Overview

Calvin and Beth Jarrett are ordinary people and parents in a family whose foundation is being eaten away by the tragic loss of elder son Buck in a boating accident and the guilt ridden suicide attempt of their other son Conrad. As Conrad fights his way to back to the light, Calvin has a mid-life crisis that brings him closer to Conrad even as it pulls him further from Beth who is obsessed with having the perfect home and family.

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