A 96-year-old woman named Doris lives alone in her Stockholm apartment, where she looks forward to weekly calls from her American grandniece Jenny and reminisces about her colorful past—an impoverished childhood transformed by a series of accidents that take her to Paris to model during the 1930s and to Manhattan during the Second World War.
With love and humor, Doris’ stories prove that the good old days are often filled with a lot of regret, pain and heartache. But what the heart chooses to remember is our perseverance through the most impossible of challenges ... Like a cozy conversation with your grandma, The Red Address Book warms your heart and soul.
The book includes many details ... Readers who enjoyed Eleanor Brown's The Light of Paris or Nina George's The Little French Bistro will delight in seeing Doris's life unfold in this charming, tender tale.
... 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.