Mama's Bank Account

Mama's Bank Account

by Kathryn Forbes
Publisher: Harcourt
Trade Paperback, 147 pages
List Price: $15.99 Sale Price: $13.59

The funny, touching, gentle story of an indomitable Norwegian-American matriarch and her loving family. The best-selling book that inspired the successful play, movie, and long-running television show I Remember Mama.

It is a rare mother in fiction who is more resourceful, incorruptible, and endearing than the Mama of these charming adventures about a Norwegian immigrant family living in San Francisco in the early 1900s. It is Mama who knows how to deal with the doctor's avaricious wife when Papa needs an operation. It is Mama who finds recompense when the roomer leaves without paying the rent. It is Mama, with her mysterious bank account, who discovers a way to keep her children from growing up afraid. Everyone will remember Mama long after the last page of this book is turned.

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Summary: The matriarch of a Norwegian immigrant family living in San Francisco manages finances and people in this heartwarming story.

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