Books: Golden Words

Miss HARRIET TOWNSHEND (287 pp.)-Kathleen Norris—Doubleday ($3.75).

Generations of Americans have clustered about her knees to hear her stories; even when she was younger, Kathleen Norris sounded like Grandmother, recalling the gossip and the gallants of her girlhood. Between her first novel, Mother (1911), which sold an estimated 4.500,000 copies, and her latest (No. 78), so many of her books were sold that all count was lost. Novelist Norris could not even keep track of the number of her novels bought by the movies (at least 23, including My Best Girl and Wife for Sale). In her 78 novels she has written,...

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