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Norris, Kathleen (b. Thompson)

(1880–1966) writer; born in San Francisco. She was educated locally, and after the death of her parents (1899), she worked at a hardware store and a library to help support her siblings. She spent a few months at the University of California: Berkeley (1903), and wrote society columns for local newspapers. She married the writer Charles Gilman Norris (1909), and moved to New York City, although she maintained a home in California. She became known for her many (about 80) sentimental novels—including Mother (1911), The Venables (1941), and Through a Glass Darkly (1957)—and was such a success that she was reputed to be the highest paid American writer of her day. She also wrote serialized stories for national magazines and soap operas for radio.
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Kathleen Norris, Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life
Kathleen Norris will be assuming the role of marketing manager-North America.
Synopsis: "God For Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter" features reflections by Scott Cairns, Kathleen Norris, Richard Rohr, Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, James Schaap, Luci Shaw, Beth Bevis, and Lauren F.
DELIGHTED: Lily Maye Ashcroft with her tickets, top, with her dad Paul in 2011, above, and with Kathleen Norris, left, of Teesside Hospice
In her spiritual geography Dakota, Kathleen Norris contends, "True
Paulo Coelho, Thich Nhat Hanh, Kathleen Norris, and Mother Teresa are my favorites because they are spiritual.
Another essential, sustaining institution has been the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College, site of the conversations-between Mary Karr and Franz Wright, and between Kathleen Norris and Scott Cairns--presented in this issue.
The Christian heritage and implications of acedia are explored in a welcome new book by Kathleen Norris, titled Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and A Writer's Life.
I bet the love of his life, Eleanor Kathleen Norris, wife number four.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan Norris and Kathleen Norris Brown, both of Eugene; three sons, Gary of McMinn ville, David of Carmel Valley, Calif.
Writer Kathleen Norris admits that the spiritual concept of acedia is difficult for the modern mind to grasp.