Kathleen Thompson Norris
A novel by Kathleen Thompson Norris, who was an American novelist, and wife of fellow writer, Charles Norris whom she wed in 1909. She was educated in a special course in the University of California and wrote many popular romance novels that some considered sentimental and honest in their prose. Norris was the highest-paid female writer of her time, and many of her novels are held in high regard today. Many of her novels were set in California, particularly the San Francisco area. They feature detailed descriptions of the upper-class lifestyle. Her works include Mother (1911), The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne (1912), Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby (1913), The Treasure (1914), Saturday’s Child (1914), The Heart of Rachael (1916), Martie the Unconquered (1917), Josselyn’s Wife (1918), Harriet and the Piper (1920), The Beloved Woman (1921), Beauty’s Daughter (1935), adapted for the 1935 motion picture Navy Wife, Over at the Crowleys (1941), and The Maiden Voyage (1942).