Mama's Bank Account

Mama's Bank Account

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Mama's Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes, Kathryn Nandersonn McLean

The charming adventures of the Mama of an immigrant Norwegian family living in San Francisco. This bestselling book inspired the play, motion picture, and television series I Remember Mama.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156563772
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/28/1968
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 153,854
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Kathryn Forbes based the characters and adventures of Mama's Bank Account on her own life growing up in San Francisco. She died in 1966.

Table of Contents

Mama and Her Bank Account
Mama and the Idle Roomer
Mama and the Hospital
Mama's Uncle Chris
Mama and the Big City
Mama and Her Little Ladies
Mama and the Higher Culture
Mama and the Occasion
Mama and the Doctor's Wife
Mama and the Graduation Present
Mama and Big Business
Mama's Aunt Elna
Mama and Uncle Elizabeth
Mama and Christine
Mama and Papa
Mama and Nels
Mama and the Grandchild

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Mama's Bank Account 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
delphica on LibraryThing 3 days ago
(#34 in the 2007 book challenge)It's a collection of memoirs/stories/anecdotes based on memoirs written by a daughter about her family, recent immigrants to San Francisco. Well, recent at the time, I believe most of them took place in the 1910s and 20s. They're all very droll and usually illustrate some sort of moral, which is nice, but this is one of those books where when you take a closer look, it's a little amazing how simple the stories seem and yet how absolutely intentional and skillful they are. And of course, they are about one of my favorite things, domestic life in the 1910s. This was so popular when it was published that a movie and then a TV series were based on it, although I have seen neither.Grade: B+Recommended: This is a little on the bland side, but it made a great book discussion book because it was such a good jumping off point to talk about the immigrant experience and that particular time period, and provided lots of fodder for people to compare it to other books with similar themes as well as more personal family experiences. It's also a quick read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A book with vivid and heartwarming memories. You feel the love and will actually hear the characters speaking. We watched the TV show 'I remember Mamma' on Friday evenings when I was a child. This book brings back many fond memories. You will find yourself rereading chapters and still becoming teary eyed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a total joy. It was written by Kathryn Forbes about her mother and her entire family, and was written with more love than any other book I've ever read. I most highly recommend this wonderful little book and hope it reaches the hands of anyone who needs a life anywhere. It's great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Mama's Bank Account was a wonderful tell about the strong love that exists in this family throughout the good and bad times!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book show what a Norwegian family goes through during their life in San Francisco, CA. It has a mixture of Happieness, Saddness, and Love. The title plays a very important part in the book. I enjoyed the book as did many other's (who cared/ actually read it) in my class.