Kathryn Forbes





Kathryn Forbes

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

died
May 15, 1966

gender
female


About this author


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: 4.18 · 1,276 ratings · 200 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Mama's Bank Account
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 1,253 ratings — published 1943 — 8 editions
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Mama S Bank Account:
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Transfer Point
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1947
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Io e la mamma
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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