MixedThe New York Times Book Review\"... the story is a colorful page-turner ... I wish Lundberg’s debut had been given a more thorough polishing, which might have fixed some clunky language, as well as the occasional howler. However, we should meet a book where it is, and in our continued craving for all stories Scandinavian, The Red Address Book is just the sort of easy-reading tale that will inspire readers to pull up a comfy chair to the fire, grab a mug of cocoa and a box of tissues and get hygge with it.\
RaveThe Washington PostThe hardships that confront Li-yan in her life are as compelling as the fog-shrouded secret groves where she and her mother cultivate a special healing tea. I could have hung out here in remote China forever, but See has wider ground to cover, including Chinese adoption, the international fine tea market and modern Chinese migration to the United States. It is harder to write with empathy about rich people, and as the story takes its biggest leap — from rural China to wealthy Los Angeles — I did chortle at the line 'Three days later I’m in Beverly Hills having dinner in a restaurant called Spago.' But it is a testament to See’s ability as a writer and to her impeccable research that she commands our attention again immediately ... A lush tale infused with clear-eyed compassion, this novel will inspire reflection, discussion and an overwhelming desire to drink rare Chinese tea.