Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

 
Doris is 96, lives alone in Stockholm, and only has a niece in the United States that she Skypes with.

Doris has caregivers stopping by during the day and is essentially alone except for her memories and the red address book her father gave to her when she was thirteen.  The red address book has kept track of every person she has met over her life time.

At thirteen after her father died, Doris was forced into becoming a servant in a wealthy household since her mother couldn't afford to feed her.  While in the wealthy household, a model agency saw Doris and Doris became a living mannequin in Paris.

THE RED ADDRESS BOOK takes us back and forth in Doris' life as she reminisces about her past and all the people that have been in and have touched her life.

This book was a beautiful, beautiful read that I didn't want to end.

It was heartwarming as well as heartbreaking.

For a debut novel, the author did a marvelous job with the dual time line and with keeping my interest.

I truly enjoyed Doris' interesting life story.  It made me want to document anything in my life that might be important for my family to know.

If you are in need of a book that will have you remembering and loving the characters and the story line long after you close the last page, THE RED ADDRESS BOOK will be a welcome read.

I absolutely LOVED this book that was filled with love and a book everyone needs to read.  5/5

This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley and BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review.

15 comments:

  1. This book is an ABSOLUTE favorite....LOVED IT!!

    I hope you get to read it.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. Wow, I can tell you really loved this book so it's going on my wish list.

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    1. Oh....I did love it. I am glad you can tell.

      If you get a chance, read the blurb about how she came about writing the book.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

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  3. Imagine keeping a record of every person you ever met!

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    1. It would be daunting, but wonderful!!

      Thanks for commenting, Judy.

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    1. Oh...it is a HUGE winner.

      Thanks for commenting, Dorothy.

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  5. Now I'm sold! The first pull for me was the aging character living in Stockholm, which made me think of my maternal grandmother, who grew up in Sweden (but left when she was 20).

    I love stories about lives shared in diaries or notebooks. This one is on my list! Great review.

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    1. I KNOW you will LOVE this book, Laurel.

      ENJOY!!

      Thanks for commenting.

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  6. Your love for this book comes through and it is definitely going on my wish list.

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    1. I am glad my love comes through.

      I KNOW you will LOVE it too, Mary.

      ENJOY!!

      Thanks for commenting.

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  7. Great review! I must put this on my list!

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    1. Thank you, reeca.

      You will LOVE it. ENJOY!!

      Thanks for commenting.

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  8. Never heard about this author, although she is Swedish. Sounds like an interesting book, so just to add it to my list.

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    1. She is a new author to me too.

      LOVED this book....I hope you do too, Lisbeth.

      Thanks for commenting.

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