by Gordon Tallchief Ordinary People is a heartrending, and at times heartwarming, family novel in which "ordinary people" under pressure become special after all. Calvin Jarrett is a determined, successful provider. Beth is his organized and efficient, but proud and self-centered, wife. They had two sons, Buck and Conrad. Now they have only one son. Buck, the older and the leader, was drowned in a storm while sailing with Conrad, the younger and the follower. Conrad held on; Buck let go. Devasta...
Lake Forest, Illinois, Emotions, Psychopathy, Social psychology, Ordinary People, Guilt, Empathy, Conrad II of Italy