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Kathleen Norris (I) (1880–1966)

American novelist and short-story writer Kathleen Norris was born Kathleen Thompson into a wealthy family in San Francisco, CA, in 1880. Her father was a bank executive and was twice president of the famous (or infamous) Bohemian Club of San Francisco. Kathleen and her siblings were educated at the family estate in Mill Valley, CA, called "... See full bio »

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 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Lie (1955) ... (story)
 1935 Navy Wife (novel "Beauty's Daughter")
 1934 Change of Heart (from the novel "Manhattan Love Song" by)
 1933 Walls of Gold (novel)
 1933 Second Hand Wife (novel)
 1930 Passion Flower (as Kathleen Norris' 'Passion Flower')
 1927 My Best Girl (from the story by)
 1927 The Callahans and the Murphys (book "The Callahans and the Murphys")
 1927 Mother (novel)
 1926 Josselyn's Wife (novel)
 1925 Rose of the World (novel)
 1923 Lucretia Lombard (novel "Flaming Passion")
 1921 Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby (story)
 1920 Harriet and the Piper (novel)
 1919 Josselyn's Wife (novel "Josselyn's Wife")
 1918 The Heart of Rachael (novel)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Mother" (filmed as Mother (1927)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kathleen Norris' 'Passion Flower' | Kathleen Thompson Norris

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on reading] Just the knowledge that a good book is waiting at the end of a long day makes that day happier.


Interred at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, California.

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