New York: The Viking Press, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of an American family who consider themselves just 'ordinary people' but find themselves dealing with the death of one son, and the attempted suicide of another. Basis for the 1980 movie by the same name, first film directed by Robert Redford, winner of an Oscar as best Picture, of a Golden Globe forfor Mary Tyler Moore as best actress. 263 pp. ISBN: 0-670528315.