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Ordinary People by Judith Guest
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Dec 08, 10

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This is one of those classic novels I hadn't really even realized was out there to be discovered. It's the story of one family of three, and it explores the different ways in which they deal with the death of another. The characters are so real, and their pain is profound. There was so much wisdom in this book, I don't think I could ever put it all into words. Anyone who has ever struggled with loss or depression, this is an eye-opening book. While it is full of a lot of pain, it is also full of hope. It shows how, while grief may drive some away from the shelter of the family unit, it may just draw some closer together. Loved!
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