Kathryn Forbes





Kathryn Forbes


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

Died
May 15, 1966



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.

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Mama's Bank Account

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4.19 avg rating — 1,747 ratings — published 1943 — 9 editions
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Transfer Point

4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1947
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Io e la mamma

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings2 editions
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