Transfer Point

Transfer Point Young Allie Barton growing up in San Francisco
  • Title: Transfer Point
  • Author: Kathryn Forbes
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Transfer Point
    Young Allie Barton growing up in San Francisco, 1919 1921.
    Transfer Point By Kathryn Forbes,
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    About " Kathryn Forbes "

  • Kathryn Forbes

    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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  • I never knew that Kathryn Forbes had written another book besides the beloved Mama s Bank Account until Susann shared this novel with me It s also narrated by a young girl growing up poor, but unlike Katrin, Allie is exposed to the seamy side of life Her parents are separated, and the novel describes her torn loyalties between mother and father in a way that foreshadows the later problem novels about children of divorce.Transfer Point so strongly echoes A Tree Grows in Brooklyn that I looked up [...]


  • The protagonist is a spunky 10 year old girl whose parents are separated If published today it would have flown off the teen, tween, or children s library and bookstore shelves, but in 1947 it languished in the stacks of novels published for adults Allie, like her better known and much loved counter part Harry Potter, is much mis treated and mis understood by the many adults in her life Even so, her voice is that of a ten year old, taking everything as it comes and solving situations as a ten ye [...]


  • A moderately charming coming of age story about a working class daughter of separated parents in 1920 San Francisco, trying to firgure out the strange ways of grown ups.


  • I really enjoyed this than I thought I would I ve not yet read Kathryn Forbes other famous book, MAMA S BANK ACCOUNT, but I m planning to start it soon I was able to get this out from the library in the meantimeANSFER POINT is told from the POV of a young girl, but it s not a children s book Instead we re observing the life of flawed adults from the perspective of the child, Allie What makes this interesting is that it s set in the years after WWI, in a boarding house run by Allie s mother She [...]


  • This was mistakenly shelved in the children s section of Powell s Although the protagonist is a child, this is an adult book It s set in San Francisco, 1919 1921, and centers around the precocious Allie Barton, who sleeps in her shoes because it takes too long to lace them up in the morning The story is darker and complicated than Forbes MAMA S BANK ACCOUNT It reminded me a bit of A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN San Franciscans would probably enjoy it for the setting, but it s not a required read Inte [...]


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