"THE RED ADDRESS BOOK is my way of saying listen, listen to the people around you and they will take you on an adventure."
Sofia Lundberg discusses the inspiration behind her debut novel THE RED ADDRESS BOOK.
“Written with love, told with joy. Very easy to enjoy.”—Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove
Meet Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment. When Doris was a girl, she was given an address book by her father, and ever since she has carefully documented everyone she met and loved throughout the years. Looking through the little book now, Doris sees the many crossed-out names of people long gone and is struck by the urge to put pen to paper. In writing down the stories of her colorful past—working as a maid in Sweden, modeling in Paris during the 30s, fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War—can she unlock the secrets of her family and finally look to the future?
A charming novel that prompts reflection on the stories we all should carry to the next generation, and the surprises in life that can await even the oldest among us, THE RED ADDRESS BOOK introduces Sofia Lundberg as a wise—and irresistible—storyteller.
Sofia Lundberg is a journalist and former magazine editor. Her debut novel, THE RED ADDRESS BOOK, will be published in 28 territories worldwide. She lives in Stockholm with her son.