Kathryn Forbes

Kathryn Forbes

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in San Francisco, California, The United States
March 20, 1908

May 15, 1966


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Forbes, born Kathryn Anderson, was the granddaughter of Norwegian immigrants. She was a writer best known for Mama's Bank Account, a fictionalized memoir about a Norwegian family in 1920s San Francisco. The book focused on the warmhearted family and its struggles and dreams. The book inspired first a play, then a movie, and finally a TV series, all called I Remember Mama.

Forbes also published novel called Transfer Point, about a daughter of divorced parents. This was considered to have been based on Forbes' own childhood.

Average rating: 4.20 · 1,589 ratings · 224 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Mama's Bank Account
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,578 ratings — published 1943 — 9 editions
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Transfer Point
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1947
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Io e la mamma
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings2 editions
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