The Red Address Book

The Red Address Book

Sofia Lundberg / Aug 20, 2019

The Red Address Book For fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared comes a heartwarming debut about year old Doris who writes down the memories

  • Title: The Red Address Book
  • Author: Sofia Lundberg
  • ISBN: Den röda adressboken
  • ASIN
    B07896284S
    Edition Language
    English
    setting
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • For fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared comes a heartwarming debut about 96 year old Doris, who writes down the memories of her eventful life as she pages through her decades old address book But the most profound moment of her life is still to come Meet Doris, a 96 year old woman living alone in her For fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared comes a heartwarming debut about 96 year old Doris, who writes down the memories of her eventful life as she pages through her decades old address book But the most profound moment of her life is still to come Meet Doris, a 96 year old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment She has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with Jenny her American grandniece, and her only relative give her great joy and remind her of her own youth 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, modelling in Paris during the 30s, fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War can she help Jenny, haunted by a difficult childhood, unlock the secrets of their family and finally look to the future And whatever became of Allan, the love of Doris s life 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 304 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt More Details Original Title Den r da adressboken ASIN B07896284S Edition Language English setting Stockholm Sweden Paris, 1933 France New York City, New York United States Other Editions 37 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Red Address Book, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Would it be a good book club book 1 likelike 28 days ago Add your answer Kristin I personally think it could be a good choice for these reasons 1 Easy to read and relatively short 2 Many events good and bad occur that might be I personally think it could be a good choice for these reasons 1 Easy to read and relatively short 2 Many events good and bad occur that might be viewed differently by your members and that could be worthy of discussion 3 The book deals with overarching themes that people should be able to relate to and therefore discussThe only downside is that your libraries may not carry too many copies since it s a new author book and Online it s still expensive than many older books 16 physical copy and 12 Kindle less flag See all 3 questions about The Red Address Book Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 05, 2019 Jennifer TarHeelReader rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 reads, arcs, kindle version 4 nostalgic stars Oh, this book is quite lovely and nostalgic Doris is 96 years old and lives alone in Stockholm, Sweden She s a bit of a recluse but looks forward to her weekly Skype calls with Jenny, her only relative and grandniece who lives in the United States Doris has a special address book she was gifted by her father when she was a child In it, she has documented the names and addresses of everyone she s known throughout her life She crosses out the names when people have passed aw 4 nostalgic stars Oh, this book is quite lovely and nostalgic Doris is 96 years old and lives alone in Stockholm, Sweden She s a bit of a recluse but looks forward to her weekly Skype calls with Jenny, her only relative and grandniece who lives in the United States Doris has a special address book she was gifted by her father when she was a child In it, she has documented the names and addresses of everyone she s known throughout her life She crosses out the names when people have passed away.In looking through her address book, Doris decides help Jenny by illuminating their family s past and writing about it Doris has lived a full life She was a model on Paris runways in the 1930s and was forced to flee to Manhattan at the start of World War II She also wonders what ever happened to Allan, the love of her lifeOh, this book I want to hug it There is a somber, melancholic tone as Doris reflects on her life, a life full and well lived There is also plenty of love and uplifting, too I loved Doris and Jenny as if they were members of my own family, as if Doris was telling me the story of my family, and I wish she had been I only have three living great aunts, whom I adore, and I soak up every word of reflection they give me on my grandparents or my great grandparents Doris story is a treasure Thanks to the author for telling it Thank you to the publisher for the complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog jennifertarheelreader flag 101 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Jan 03, 2019 Angela M rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley reviews 3.5 stars Doris is of one of the people that the author dedicates this book to and also the name of the central character So of course I was curious to know the connection In a conversation with Sofia Lundberg on the book description, she talks about her great Aunt Doris, whose address book she found after her beloved aunt died Most of the names in the book were crossed out with the word dead next to them That this book is based on that makes the story certainly meaningful and th 3.5 stars Doris is of one of the people that the author dedicates this book to and also the name of the central character So of course I was curious to know the connection In a conversation with Sofia Lundberg on the book description, she talks about her great Aunt Doris, whose address book she found after her beloved aunt died Most of the names in the book were crossed out with the word dead next to them That this book is based on that makes the story certainly meaningful and the author does a great job with depicting the loneliness that Doris must have felt as she crossed off the names of so many of her family and friends I have enjoyed a number of books about elderly people nearing the end of their lives bringing their wisdom and experience to a younger person in their life as well as the reader and Doris story does just that At 96, Doris is living a quiet life alone in her apartment in Sweden with the help of caregivers who visit her daily We come to know through her writing how she lived as we come to know through the entries in her address book some of the important people in her life From the time as a young girl when she is forced out of her home to become a house maid in Sweden, moving to her years in Paris as a live mannequin and a model in Paris, she connects with a number of people She makes makes friends and falls in love along the way I loved the idea of the names in her address book telling her story and I came to love Doris for her strength and feistiness This is sweet, sad and sentimental, but in the end I found it a little melodramatic with an ending that didn t feel realistic 3 stars, but an extra extra half star for Doris.I received an advanced copy of this book from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt through NetGalley flag 90 likesLike see review View all 32 comments Sep 01, 2018 Jenny rated it really liked it Let me start with a little backstory I love Christmas cards I love sending them and I love receiving them Some are shared family updates from the past year, pictures or just a simple signature on a beautiful Christmas card What I also love are the memories of my Mother and Grandmother pulling out their address books from the cabinet, sitting at the table and one by one addressing dozens of cards to family, friends and neighbors.My Mom s book was a light blue leather with two simple gold band Let me start with a little backstory I love Christmas cards I love sending them and I love receiving them Some are shared family updates from the past year, pictures or just a simple signature on a beautiful Christmas card What I also love are the memories of my Mother and Grandmother pulling out their address books from the cabinet, sitting at the table and one by one addressing dozens of cards to family, friends and neighbors.My Mom s book was a light blue leather with two simple gold bands on the edge, while my Grandmothers was a black rectangular book thats pages were frayed and full of torn address labels that needed to be added at a later date As I got older, I helped with the Christmas cards My job was to address them while they wrote the cards What seemed so innocuous at the time, as I would ask them about someone in the book, was really them sharing our family s past with me Both of them would tell me a story about the person while I was addressing the card I loved to hear these stories of the special people who made it into my family s books Christmas card sending sometimes turned into a multi evening affair because of my curiosity Sometimes there was melancholy and sadness in their voices about a relative or friend but the laughs and smiles were always greater As I got older lines appeared in these books These were the lines that crossed through someone s name Never blacked out, only a simple line which meant that person was no longer part of the book Sometimes it was because they drifted out of our lives, but most of the time, it was because they passed away.Sofia Lundberg s book, The Red Address Book, obviously resonated with me and I found it bringing back so many wonderful memories It is the fictional story of 96 year old Doris who recalls the story of her life as she turns the pages of her red address book, a childhood gift from her father Doris shares the memories and events that shaped her colorful life.While Lundberg tells the story of one individual, it is really the story of so many people that shaped Doris life.Doris life is full, rich, sad, and sometimes heart wrenching It is a story that you will want to learn about and anxiously await the introduction of the next person in her address book.While I can t relate to specifics in Doris life, I can relate to the importance of an address book.It s so much than just names and addresses, it s the story of our lives.Ten years after her death, I still have my grandmothers and one day I will inherit my moms but I have my own now As I fill the pages with names, I too am telling the story that on my deathbed will be my life.I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley netgalley theredaddressbook flag 82 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Dec 14, 2018 Katie B rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, bookish first, fiction, france, new york, read in 2018, sweden 3.5 starsI m a sucker for these books that feature an elderly character who decides to reflect back on their life This one had a unique premise as a woman s address book was used to help tell the story While this book had a bit of charm it also packed an emotional punch in ways I wasn t expecting.Ninety six year old Doris doesn t have much contact with the outside world and therefore looks forward to her weekly Skype sessions with her grandniece, Jenny Doris s father gave her an address book 3.5 starsI m a sucker for these books that feature an elderly character who decides to reflect back on their life This one had a unique premise as a woman s address book was used to help tell the story While this book had a bit of charm it also packed an emotional punch in ways I wasn t expecting.Ninety six year old Doris doesn t have much contact with the outside world and therefore looks forward to her weekly Skype sessions with her grandniece, Jenny Doris s father gave her an address book when she was a child and she decides to take a look at it while she writes down some of the moments that shaped her life The story went in some directions I didn t see coming but it makes sense given just about everyone has hard moments in life It felt like there was better focus in the first half or so of the book than the later chapters when in some ways it felt like the story shifted gears and turned into something else I m not saying I didn t like it, but I do wish there would have been of a smooth transition Overall though, you do end up falling in love with Doris as she is an easy character to feel emotionally invested in and I would definitely recommend this as a good read.I received a free arc of this book from BookishFirst and the publisher I was under no obligation to post a review here and all views expressed are my honest opinion flag 59 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Sep 06, 2018 Jenny rated it really liked it review of another edition Let me start with a little backstory I love Christmas cards I love sending them and I love receiving them Some are shared family updates from the past year, pictures or just a simple signature on a beautiful Christmas card What I also love are the memories of my Mother and Grandmother pulling out their address books from the cabinet, sitting at the table and one by one addressing dozens of cards to family, friends and neighbors.My Mom s book was a light blue leather with two simple gold band Let me start with a little backstory I love Christmas cards I love sending them and I love receiving them Some are shared family updates from the past year, pictures or just a simple signature on a beautiful Christmas card What I also love are the memories of my Mother and Grandmother pulling out their address books from the cabinet, sitting at the table and one by one addressing dozens of cards to family, friends and neighbors.My Mom s book was a light blue leather with two simple gold bands on the edge, while my Grandmothers was a black rectangular book thats pages were frayed and full of torn address labels that needed to be added at a later date As I got older, I helped with the Christmas cards My job was to address them while they wrote the cards What seemed so innocuous at the time, as I would ask them about someone in the book, was really them sharing our family s past with me Both of them would tell me a story about the person while I was addressing the card I loved to hear these stories of the special people who made it into my family s books Christmas card sending sometimes turned into a multi evening affair because of my curiosity Sometimes there was melancholy and sadness in their voices about a relative or friend but the laughs and smiles were always greater As I got older lines appeared in these books These were the lines that crossed through someone s name Never blacked out, only a simple line which meant that person was no longer part of the book Sometimes it was because they drifted out of our lives, but most of the time, it was because they passed away.Sofia Lundberg s book, The Red Address Book, obviously resonated with me and I found it bringing back so many wonderful memories It is the fictional story of 96 year old Doris who recalls the story of her life as she turns the pages of her red address book, a childhood gift from her father Doris shares the memories and events that shaped her colorful life.While Lundberg tells the story of one individual, it is really the story of so many people that shaped Doris life.Doris life is full, rich, sad, and sometimes heart wrenching It is a story that you will want to learn about and anxiously await the introduction of the next person in her address book.While I can t relate to specifics in Doris life, I can relate to the importance of an address book.It s so much than just names and addresses, it s the story of our lives.Ten years after her death, I still have my grandmothers and one day I will inherit my moms but I have my own now As I fill the pages with names, I too am telling the story that on my deathbed will be my life.I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley netgalley theredaddressbook flag 41 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 04, 2018 Cheri rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, sweden, new york, california, england, family relationships, love Where ve you been I ve looked for you forever and a day Where ve you been I m just not myself when you re away Where ve You Been, Kathy Mattea, Songwriters Don Henry Jon Vezner So many names pass by us in a lifetime Have you ever thought about that, Jenny All the names that come and go That rip our hearts to pieces and make us shed tears That become lovers or enemies I leaf through my address book sometimes It has become something like a map of my life, and I want to tell you Where ve you been I ve looked for you forever and a day Where ve you been I m just not myself when you re away Where ve You Been, Kathy Mattea, Songwriters Don Henry Jon Vezner So many names pass by us in a lifetime Have you ever thought about that, Jenny All the names that come and go That rip our hearts to pieces and make us shed tears That become lovers or enemies I leaf through my address book sometimes It has become something like a map of my life, and I want to tell you a bit about it So that you, who ll be the only one who remembers me, will also remember my life A kind of testament I ll give you my memories They re the most beautiful thing I have At the age of 96, Doris is living in Stockholm, after having lived many places in those many years The one person in her life that she is still close with after all those years is her grandniece, Jenny, who lives in San Francisco with her husband, sons and young daughter While they may be many miles apart, they talk through Skype weekly Doris wants to leave a written story of her life, and her reminiscences are told as she wanders through her red address book, noting the names, and if they are deceased, and through these connections Doris tells her story, a love story that shares the connection of all the people she has loved, along with the one true romantic love she had many, many years ago There is much to tell, to share with Jenny before she passes, and as she shares these stories, she finds herself reliving those feelings Her life in Sweden, and Paris, New York and England, all of her experiences, including those during WWII, her life as a model, and the man that she loved, loves still This was lovely and sweet, overall, if a bit slow to really begin It really was worth the wait to really feel as if I knew who Doris was and feel what she was feeling I appreciated that this gave us another look at life during WWII, and overall I just loved following her life through her years, meeting all the people who she held so dear to her heart, and those who were important to her story in other, less lovely ways, and I felt my heart break a little at the end of this story Pub Date 08 Jan 2019Many thanks for the ARC provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt flag 40 likesLike see review View all 29 comments Jan 01, 2019 Erin rated it really liked it Shelves kindle, netgalley Thanks to Netgalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for an e ARC in exchange for an honest review I am not going to lie to any of you this rating is totally influenced by my emotions Although I like to play my cards close and portray myself as a cynic, Swedish author Sofia Lundberg s Doris squirmed her way into my heart Just how do the Swedish keep doing this to me looking at you, Fredrik Backman The greatest comfort in life comes from freely expressing one s opinion and being m Thanks to Netgalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for an e ARC in exchange for an honest review I am not going to lie to any of you this rating is totally influenced by my emotions Although I like to play my cards close and portray myself as a cynic, Swedish author Sofia Lundberg s Doris squirmed her way into my heart Just how do the Swedish keep doing this to me looking at you, Fredrik Backman The greatest comfort in life comes from freely expressing one s opinion and being met with nothing but love in return, even when opinions diverge Usually when a reviewer writes a review we are trying to list all the reason you should shouldn t read this book I can only think about one reason you should LOVE This book is all about that in big capital letters with tears rolling from eyes that have witnessed regrets, loss of family, terror, and above all love If you need a second reason well, you just need to meet Doris I wish you enough sun to light up your days, enough rain that you appreciate the sun Enough joy to strengthen your soul, enough pain that you can appreciate life s small moments of happiness, enough meetings that you can say a farewell flag 37 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Erin Julie wrote Awesome review, Erin Thanks, Julie Jan 28, 2019 05 04AM Erin JanB wrote Lovely, heartfelt review Erin Thanks, Jan Jan 28, 2019 05 04AM Nov 06, 2018 Elizabeth of Silvers Reviews rated it it was amazing Everyone needs to know about this book and to read it 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 Everyone needs to know about this book and to read it 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 ParisE 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 5This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley and BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review flag 35 likesLike see review View all 3 comments May 19, 2018 Cindy Burnett rated it liked it review of another edition The Red Address Book is a charming, but very sad tale about Doris, a lonely 96 year old woman who lives in Stockholm She reminisces about her life and those individuals she encountered as she pages through an old address book she received from her father when she was young Few of her friends and acquaintances remain, and Doris leads a solitary life except for her weekly Skype with her American niece Jenny While I enjoyed some aspects of Doris s long and eventful life, the story is so sad I r The Red Address Book is a charming, but very sad tale about Doris, a lonely 96 year old woman who lives in Stockholm She reminisces about her life and those individuals she encountered as she pages through an old address book she received from her father when she was young Few of her friends and acquaintances remain, and Doris leads a solitary life except for her weekly Skype with her American niece Jenny While I enjoyed some aspects of Doris s long and eventful life, the story is so sad I received this book to read and review All opinions are my own flag 24 likesLike see review Nov 30, 2018 KC rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, death, emotions, family, grief, letters, literary fiction, love story, war, relationship This enchanting story chronicles the life of Doris, a feisty 96 yr old who spends her days alone in her Stockholm apartment reflecting on her life choices, her loses and loves With most of her acquaintances deceased, she has little to look forward to with the exception of her weekly Skype chats with her American grandniece Jenny This emotionally charged novel tugs at our heartstrings and reminds us of the importance of familial bonds, our first loves and living with no regrets For fans of Fre This enchanting story chronicles the life of Doris, a feisty 96 yr old who spends her days alone in her Stockholm apartment reflecting on her life choices, her loses and loves With most of her acquaintances deceased, she has little to look forward to with the exception of her weekly Skype chats with her American grandniece Jenny This emotionally charged novel tugs at our heartstrings and reminds us of the importance of familial bonds, our first loves and living with no regrets For fans of Fredrik Backman flag 14 likesLike see review Nov 29, 2018 Sherri Thacker rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 5 star books that i loved When I first saw this book and read about it I couldn t wait to get it Then I was approved from NetGalley to read it, I was that much excited It was a slow start for me and I even thought this book wasn t for me at first But then I looked at the many many 4 5 star reviews at NetGalley and thought I gotta keep going, I can t be the only one who didn t enjoy it Boy oh boy am I glad I kept going This book is highly entertaining and what a life 96 year old Doris lived All stories told th When I first saw this book and read about it I couldn t wait to get it Then I was approved from NetGalley to read it, I was that much excited It was a slow start for me and I even thought this book wasn t for me at first But then I looked at the many many 4 5 star reviews at NetGalley and thought I gotta keep going, I can t be the only one who didn t enjoy it Boy oh boy am I glad I kept going This book is highly entertaining and what a life 96 year old Doris lived All stories told through a red address book I found I could not put it down Very well written and a charming story it was Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this amazing book before it was published All opinions are strictly my own flag 15 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Tiff fictionaltiff rated it it was amazing review of another edition The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg was everything I wanted from a historical fiction book Doris is a 96 year old woman who on the surface is lonely and quiet, no friends or family left to care for her But as Doris opens her red address book, time unravels, as well as memories of poverty, death, and heartbreak intertwined within that though is a life full of love and unforgettable adventure.The reader follows Doris through her many, hard years, from the very beginning as a child in Sweden The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg was everything I wanted from a historical fiction book Doris is a 96 year old woman who on the surface is lonely and quiet, no friends or family left to care for her But as Doris opens her red address book, time unravels, as well as memories of poverty, death, and heartbreak intertwined within that though is a life full of love and unforgettable adventure.The reader follows Doris through her many, hard years, from the very beginning as a child in Sweden separated from her family to the streets of Paris, where she first falls in love and is a model for Chanel during the Jazz Age to a long boat ride to America at the brink of World War II and so on.Doris experiences a long, full life that covers the entire spectrum of the human journey The reader is able to experience this just the same through the incredible storytelling abilities of Sofia Lundberg.In a way, Lundberg s writing does have Fredrik Backman s qualities, as she s able to demonstrate raw human emotion and the realistic choices we as people make that can dramatically affect those around us And sprinkle the great storytelling with quotes that stick life lessons that are relatable and memorable.Maybe I m just a sucker for historical fiction and sappy, sad love stories, but this book was an easy five stars I only put it down because I ran out of words to read at the end Sometimes I hate that about books I won t be surprised to see this book on top lists because it broke and comforted my heart all at once and I d do it all over again.Cons This one took about 50 pages to really suck me in But once I got into the story, I didn t want it to end I wish this book were a little longer so I wouldn t have to stop.I m so glad I read this after The Paris Wife no book hangovers here Give me all the books on Paris during the Jazz Age, please flag 11 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Maria Roxana rated it it was amazing review of another edition 5 stelu e nu neap rat pentru scriitur , ci pentru mesajul acestei pove ti care mi a umplut sufletul Dragostea zace sub fiecare piatr de morm nt.At t de mult dragoste Priviri care fac s se clatine o via ntreag M ini care se in str ns pe o banc n parc.Privirea unui p rinte spre copilul s u nou n scut.O prietenie at t de puternic , nc t nu are nevoie de patim.Dou trupuri care devin unul la nesf r it Dragoste.E doar un cuv nt, dar spune a a de mult P n la urm doar dragostea conte 5 stelu e nu neap rat pentru scriitur , ci pentru mesajul acestei pove ti care mi a umplut sufletul Dragostea zace sub fiecare piatr de morm nt.At t de mult dragoste Priviri care fac s se clatine o via ntreag M ini care se in str ns pe o banc n parc.Privirea unui p rinte spre copilul s u nou n scut.O prietenie at t de puternic , nc t nu are nevoie de patim.Dou trupuri care devin unul la nesf r it Dragoste.E doar un cuv nt, dar spune a a de mult P n la urm doar dragostea conteaz.Ai iubit destul flag 11 likesLike see review Jul 17, 2018 Nora KnyguDama rated it it was amazing review of another edition U metus pirm vilgsn knyg , niekada neb iau pasakius, kad perskai ius j a arosiu Ne tai, kad a arosiu, o verksiu kaip reikalas Tas Eifelis, svajingas vilgsnis, raudonos l pos ka kaip sufleravo lengv , ne pareigojant , atostog roman Tai ta nata ir prad jau skaityti Vie pat liau kaip klydau Raudona u ra knygut rimta, skaudi, ta iau labai gra i ir jaudinanti istorija apie tikr meil , kov u gyvenim , draugyst Dor vieni a senol gyvenanti Stoholme Pati savimi nebepasir U metus pirm vilgsn knyg , niekada neb iau pasakius, kad perskai ius j a arosiu Ne tai, kad a arosiu, o verksiu kaip reikalas Tas Eifelis, svajingas vilgsnis, raudonos l pos ka kaip sufleravo lengv , ne pareigojant , atostog roman Tai ta nata ir prad jau skaityti Vie pat liau kaip klydau Raudona u ra knygut rimta, skaudi, ta iau labai gra i ir jaudinanti istorija apie tikr meil , kov u gyvenim , draugyst Dor vieni a senol gyvenanti Stoholme Pati savimi nebepasir pina, tad kasdien pas j ateina pri i rin ios merginos, aptvarko namus, pamaitina, i plauna k reikia Galb t jei inot Dor s gyvenimo istorij jos daugiau laiko praleist kalb damos su ja savo raudon u ra knygut Dor yra sura iusi visus savo gyvenime sutikt moni vardus Deja, beveik alia vis j prira ytas odis Mir s Taip, ji tikriausiai vienintel i sav sulauk tokio am iaus Dor ino, kad jos gyvenimas buvo sp dingas, tad jau kuris laikas ra o memuarus Ra o juos savo sesers dukrai D enei.Kuomet Doris buvo ma yt , na l mama j atidav darbuotis pas turtuol madam Serafin Jos salonuose ji susipa ino su dailininku Gesta, kurio draugyst j lyd jo vis gyvenim V liau ji buvo pasteb ta dizainerio, kuris j pasi m dirbti manekene Pary i Ten ir prasid jo didieji Doris d iaugsmai ir vargai Ten ji sutiko did i j savo gyvenimo meil , ten su ja negailestingai pasielg likimas Vis itin skaud Doris gyvenim mes ir skaitome Raudonoje u ra knygel je.Sp ju i labai sauso mano apra ymo negalite sivaizduoti ko a ia taip jaudinausi skaitydama Ir gerai, nes jei visas prie astis b iau apra iusi jums ir knygos nereikt skaityti Visa knyga nuo prad ios iki galo yra autor s i jausta Skaitydama tiesiog jau iau, jog Sofia j ra ne tik i visos irdies, bet ir i sielos Taip kaip ji atvaizdavo Doris ir jai kliuvusius i bandymus, t ramyb su kuria ji visk pri m tiesiog jaudina iki gelmi Nors Doris patyr tikrai daug visko, niekas ia neatrod dirbtina ar perspausta puslapiuose alsavo tikras gyvenimas ir likimo aidimai B tent juos ir sipainiojo Doris pamildama A pati labai tikiu tikra meile ir tikiu b tent tokia, koki jaut Doris Viskas ioje knygoje pasakojimo stilius, ritmas, nuotaika, jausmas buvo tai ko a tikiuosi i gero, solidaus, moteri ko romano O mano nuo ird ios a aros pabaigoje buvo papildomas argumentas K k iojimas dar vienas itaip apie moteri kus jausm romanus a atsiliepiu tikrai itin retai Raudona u ra knygut yra knyga, kuri be joki s in s priekai t rekomenduo iau visiem kas pra yt gero, stipraus, paveikaus ir jausmingo pasakojimo flag 14 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 03, 2019 Vilija Jank nait rated it really liked it review of another edition Raudona u ra knygel buvo mano paskutin 2018 j met knyga, privertusi apm styti gyvenime sutinkamus mones ir jiems skiriam laik , nes ka kada bus per v lu Su tuo susiduria ir pagrindin knygos veik ja senut Dor dauguma jos ka kada pa inot , myl t ar neken iam moni dabar jau yra mir ir visa tai ji ymisi savo raudonoje u ra knygel je Dor paskutinei savo likusiai giminaitei pasakoja savo gyvenimo istorij , kuri sileid iamas skaitytojas ir po truput nuimamas paslapties Raudona u ra knygel buvo mano paskutin 2018 j met knyga, privertusi apm styti gyvenime sutinkamus mones ir jiems skiriam laik , nes ka kada bus per v lu Su tuo susiduria ir pagrindin knygos veik ja senut Dor dauguma jos ka kada pa inot , myl t ar neken iam moni dabar jau yra mir ir visa tai ji ymisi savo raudonoje u ra knygel je Dor paskutinei savo likusiai giminaitei pasakoja savo gyvenimo istorij , kuri sileid iamas skaitytojas ir po truput nuimamas paslapties ydas Istorija skaudi, graudi, li dna, galb t ka kur jau matyta, bet ne tik tinai persunkta li desiu ir istoriniais akcentais Ta iau i knyga verta j s d mesio ne tik d l istorijos, kas nepasaky iau, kad buvo stipriausia knygos dalis labiausiai man patiko autor s darbas Kiekvienas sakinys yra pripildytas jausm , ia nebus dialogo po dialogo be jokio konteksto autor vis pasakojim od iais suka ilg ir vientis pasakojim , kuris vienareik mi kai tur t paliesti skaitytoj Vienus galb t daugiau, kitus ma iau, bet tokiam talentui atsispirti tiesiog nelabai manoma flag 9 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 23, 2018 Ashley rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, 2018, loves Reviewed on Ashes Books Bobs Many thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for granting my Netgalley wish for The Red Address Book.As soon as I saw the cover for this book and briefly skimmed the blurb, I knew it would be a book I loved I immediately tracked down the publisher and inquired about an advance review copy, only to be turned down I don t think I have ever been so bummed to be denied for a book, but as fate would have it, I ended up with a copy a month or two later This beautiful Reviewed on Ashes Books Bobs Many thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for granting my Netgalley wish for The Red Address Book.As soon as I saw the cover for this book and briefly skimmed the blurb, I knew it would be a book I loved I immediately tracked down the publisher and inquired about an advance review copy, only to be turned down I don t think I have ever been so bummed to be denied for a book, but as fate would have it, I ended up with a copy a month or two later This beautiful book by Swedish author, Sofia Lundberg, was the exact reason I held out on publishing my Favorite Reads of 2018 list yesterday when I wanted to I had high hopes for this one and knew it was going to touch the deepest parts of my heart.There s something about the nostalgia of an elderly person reflecting upon their life that I ve always been drawn to, even as a child There s age in my soul, the empathy I ve been given, that allows me to deeply feel a connection to stories like this one I desire to make my life a life well lived because I know precisely the things I will come to feel remorseful about if I make it to old age Even from childhood, I have lived life resistant to regret, thanks to the wisdom I ve garnered from stories like this one The ups, downs, and in between moments of a person s life are fascinating, and since I only get one chance of my own, being able to dive into these stories, fictional or not, fulfills my curiosity When time is all you have, your thoughts become quite deep The Red Address Book is intensely sentimental, often depressing, and wholly captivating I loved reading about each person that impacted Doris s life in one way another, whether for a short time or decades The attachments we form to some people are always intriguing and to read about the history and shared moments between these characters felt real I loved how this story read, in some ways, like a memoir and Historical Fiction, combining two of my favorite genres into one In many ways, this story made me think of my all time favorite movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.As I was reading, I had to pause to underline many beautiful sentences and thoughts I wish I had the words to craft myself Those moments are what reading is for It connects us with people who live far away, people we are unlikely to never meet, and find a kindred spirit in a stranger It makes us realize we re all connected and we all share the same emotions and innate desires for lives The greatest comfort in life comes from freely expressing one s opinion and being met with nothing but love in return, even when opinions diverge Though this book had a predominately melancholy tone, I couldn t help but love it all the If this book would have been wholly cheerful, I would not have connected to the story in the way I did The ending, though sad, is worth sticking around for I was able to finish this with dry eyes and fullness in my heart If you like sentimental stories, definitely pick this incredible book up on January 8, 2019, and start your new year off right flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Kathryn rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves before women were equal, best seller, chick lit, death dying, early 20th century, drama, family relationships, fiction, immigrant viewpoint, world war 2 NOW AVAILABLE The Red Address Book propels the reader to examine life and love We observe a Swedish woman, Doris in the midst of her present life a challenge to move and take care of basic needs as 96 years old However, this is not the key vocal point, the focus is a life review beginning at age 14 Her father died in an accident and her mother is struggling to feed Doris and her younger sister Agnes during the worldwide depression of the 1930 s, in her desperation the mother finds Doris a NOW AVAILABLE The Red Address Book propels the reader to examine life and love We observe a Swedish woman, Doris in the midst of her present life a challenge to move and take care of basic needs as 96 years old However, this is not the key vocal point, the focus is a life review beginning at age 14 Her father died in an accident and her mother is struggling to feed Doris and her younger sister Agnes during the worldwide depression of the 1930 s, in her desperation the mother finds Doris a job as a maid in a wealthy woman s home.Doris is enad with her employer s colorful parties with many important people and artists One artist in particular is Gorea He and Doris connect though he is a man of world and an adult They sneak off to talk about art and Paris Doris finds him a light in her troubled life One day, her mistress declares that she is moving from Sweden to Paris, the other servants are dismissed, with the exception of Doris Little does Doris realize how dramatically her life will change in Paris.Once in Paris Doris becomes a mannequin and wears clothes from Chanel and other famous clothiers and eventually she gains some fame by being featured in Vogue Magazine While on a photo shoot she meets Allan He will play a role in her life but it won t be how you anticipate.Life becomes a tumult as Doris pursues her dreams leaving Paris to live in NYC and then England though she was enroute to Paris and she eventually returns to Sweden Her life takes many unexpected turns and her niece, Jenny the granddaughter of Agnes becomes her closest friend and advocate though Jenny resides in the U.S Doris s life and experiences are intriguing though this review may not do the book justice It has already been translated into than a dozen languages with a worldwide appeal Though shorter than many books a bit over 200 pages , this story is a worthy read to anyone who likes a memoir style stories This is a beautiful story and I hope that it will brighten your day and prompt you to pursue your dreams flag 8 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Felicia Wonderful review, Kathryn Feb 01, 2019 06 09AM Kathryn Felicia, thank you Feb 01, 2019 11 38AM Dec 20, 2018 Nancy rated it really liked it Shelves bookish The Red Notebook by Sofia Lundberg is a charmer of a novel that will capture the hearts of readers.At 96, Doris is frail and bears the marks of her age, the wrinkles and the thinning pure white hair But Doris knows she still has something to offer her story and with the aid of the red address book her father gave her as a child, Doris writers her recollections on her laptop, a gift of love to her grandniece Jenny.Hearing that Doris is hospitalized, Jenny leaves behind her husband and two chil The Red Notebook by Sofia Lundberg is a charmer of a novel that will capture the hearts of readers.At 96, Doris is frail and bears the marks of her age, the wrinkles and the thinning pure white hair But Doris knows she still has something to offer her story and with the aid of the red address book her father gave her as a child, Doris writers her recollections on her laptop, a gift of love to her grandniece Jenny.Hearing that Doris is hospitalized, Jenny leaves behind her husband and two children to manage on their own in America, taking their baby with her to Sweden Jenny won t let the woman who saved her die alone.Doris writes about the early death of her beloved father, her time in service, her life as a mannequin in 1920s Paris She tells about her loves and losses, the devastation of WWII, her struggles to survive in America and eventual return to Sweden Her story is rife with losses and hardships that show metoo is born out of a timeless and universal concern.The secondary plot line of Jenny s life, born to an addict mother and her struggle with feelings of being unloved, brings to the novel another relatable layer for contemporary readers.The Red Address Book has been an international best seller and I expect it will meet with huge success among American readers I would recommend it to book clubs as an easy to read book with likable characters, interesting historical settings, an engaging plot line, and as a heartbreaking romance story I received an ARC through BookishFirst in exchange for a fair and unbiased review flag 7 likesLike see review Apr 10, 2018 Hanna Kirjainten virrassa added it review of another edition Shelves nt Kannen perusteella ajattelin v h n h mp ksi, mutta nikirja yll tti ja oli todella hyv teos flag 7 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 01, 2019 SnoopyDoos Book Reviews rated it really liked it Shelves arc

    I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review Thank you

    This is one of those books that give you a feel good feeling after reading it, but also make you think a bit

    We meet Doris, who is 96 years old and very lonely except the Skype calls with her grandniece , throughout the book we learn long with Jenny Doris s past and what all she life has dealt her

    All the people she met in her life and what and how big of an impact on her life that had

    I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review Thank you

    This is one of those books that give you a feel good feeling after reading it, but also make you think a bit

    We meet Doris, who is 96 years old and very lonely except the Skype calls with her grandniece , throughout the book we learn long with Jenny Doris s past and what all she life has dealt her

    All the people she met in her life and what and how big of an impact on her life that had

    The book heartwarming, but very emotional all over Happy and sad, the good, the bad and even the ugly side of her life is laid out, all with the ups and downs

    I loved the writing, it just kept you glued and engaged to the story until the very last pages

    I really enjoyed how it all came together in the end

    Overall I really enjoyed this quick but fun and heartwarming book

    I rate it 4

    flag 6 likesLike see review Jul 12, 2018 Vivija rated it it was amazing review of another edition Nuostabi knyga apie kar , mogaus vienatv ir visa apr pian i meil flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 27, 2018 Jen rated it really liked it I wish you enough Enough sun to light up your days, enough rain that you appreciate the sun Enough joy to strengthen your soul, enough pain that you can appreciate life s small moments of happiness And enough friends that you can manage a farewell now and then These words from her mother became her guiding light in life and have always given her strength Now 96, Doris is telling her story to her grandniece Jenny This sweeping tale about Doris s life takes the reader from childhood to pr I wish you enough Enough sun to light up your days, enough rain that you appreciate the sun Enough joy to strengthen your soul, enough pain that you can appreciate life s small moments of happiness And enough friends that you can manage a farewell now and then These words from her mother became her guiding light in life and have always given her strength Now 96, Doris is telling her story to her grandniece Jenny This sweeping tale about Doris s life takes the reader from childhood to present day An amazing tale of strength, resilience, and perseverance I was completely captivated by Doris s story and the events in her life This is a beautiful novel and at one point, I was struggling not to sob Doris led quite a life, saw a lot, experienced a lot, and shares all that she has learned It s an amazing story and I absolutely loved it For me, The Red Address Book was 5 stars Thank you hmhbooks for this advance reader in exchange for my honest review flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 01, 2019 Kate Vocke rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, winner winner This one was a bit sleepy for me It s a sweet, sad story, but you kind of know how it s going to end right from the beginning I also felt like this could have been called, A few of the people Doris met in her life, who are now probably dead The address book was a minor character, and didn t really add much for me But the stories of her life were very entertaining, really interesting, and fairly sad, right up until the end I think some people will love this, I thought it was just OK.Doris This one was a bit sleepy for me It s a sweet, sad story, but you kind of know how it s going to end right from the beginning I also felt like this could have been called, A few of the people Doris met in her life, who are now probably dead The address book was a minor character, and didn t really add much for me But the stories of her life were very entertaining, really interesting, and fairly sad, right up until the end I think some people will love this, I thought it was just OK.Doris is really starting to feel her age, but is so fiercely independent, she thinks she can just continue on her own It s pretty hard to do much of anything these days, at 96, even just standing up takes its toll on her She s got a series of nurses who breeze in and out during the day, many whom barely interact with her just do their job, and go on with their own lives.Until one day Doris has a fall in her Sweden home, and ends up in the hospital The only family member left is a niece, Jenny who lives in America, who she writes and Skypes with often We learn that Doris has been writing about her life, going through each name in her address book and reminiscing And what a remarkable life it has been From being sent away by her mother to be a maid, to Paris as a live mannequin a model , to falling in love, living with famous artists, trips across the world in a time of war, and a very rough family life it s incredible what Doris has been through And having no kids of her own, she s desperate to get her story down for Jenny before she dies.It s a sweet story of tragedies and triumphs, loves and losses I liked it I didn t love it But, it warmed the heart for sure flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 14, 2018 Vero Blabla rated it it was amazing review of another edition Una historia sobre el primer amor, ese que nunca se olvida Alternando cap tulos en la actualidad con el pasado y con un final enternecedor que me ha hecho llorar como una magdalena flag 5 likesLike see review Mar 09, 2018 Missolka rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves my translation, ripol flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Gabriel Sabaliauskien rated it really liked it review of another edition Jau vien tik pa velgus ios knygos vir el atrodo, jog laukia lengvas bei ne pareigojantis pasakojimas, ta iau jis klaidinantis i istorija kupina meil s, nusivylim , prisiminim bei sukels daugyb min i Gyvenimas tai virtin susitikim Kiekvienas i j unikalus kaip atskiras perlas v rinyje Mes susitinkame ir simylime, i siskiriame ir susitaikome, dalijam s d iaugsmu ir skausmu, o kartais m s irdys d ta ipulius tai is sakinys puikiai apib dina bei atskleid ia apie k gi bus Jau vien tik pa velgus ios knygos vir el atrodo, jog laukia lengvas bei ne pareigojantis pasakojimas, ta iau jis klaidinantis i istorija kupina meil s, nusivylim , prisiminim bei sukels daugyb min i Gyvenimas tai virtin susitikim Kiekvienas i j unikalus kaip atskiras perlas v rinyje Mes susitinkame ir simylime, i siskiriame ir susitaikome, dalijam s d iaugsmu ir skausmu, o kartais m s irdys d ta ipulius tai is sakinys puikiai apib dina bei atskleid ia apie k gi bus is pasakojimas is pasakojimas apie senut Dor , kuri rankose turi savo u ra knygel J jai padovanojp t vas de imtojo gimtadienio proga ioje ypatingoje knygel je Dor ymisi moni , kuriuos sutiko per savo gyvenim vardus Atrodyt nieko ypatingo, ar ne Ta iau prie kiekvieno i j yra u ra as MIR S Taip vien dien moteriai kyla mintis u ra yti savo gyvenimo istorija, jog i nenugrimzt u mar tin.Tai buvo knyga, kuri man suk l daug jausm Privert susim styti kaip viskas laikina ir koks gi gyvenimas yra trapusJog niekada ne inai, kuri diena tau bus paskutin.Reikia savo gyvenim gyventi taip, jog pasiimti visk i jo, kas yra geriausia, bei daryti savo m gstamus dalykus O vis svarbiausia nepamir ti svajoti Juk kartais svajon s pildosi flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Shelley rated it really liked it I wish you enough Enough sun to light up your days, enough rain that you appreciate the sun Enough joy to strengthen your soul, enough pain that you can appreciate life s small moments of happiness And enough friends that you can manage a farewell now and then. What a gift this book is to us from Sofia Lundberg Reading The Red Address Book was a journey through emotions as the characters experience heart warmth and heartache I enjoyed this book so much I didn t want it to end Doris, our d I wish you enough Enough sun to light up your days, enough rain that you appreciate the sun Enough joy to strengthen your soul, enough pain that you can appreciate life s small moments of happiness And enough friends that you can manage a farewell now and then. What a gift this book is to us from Sofia Lundberg Reading The Red Address Book was a journey through emotions as the characters experience heart warmth and heartache I enjoyed this book so much I didn t want it to end Doris, our dear protagonist, makes friends with people that I wish I had in my life The dialogue is spectacular and I felt as though I was there with Doris I am in awe I enjoyed the evocative descriptions of nature, the villages, and townspeople I loved that the author focuses on things other than Doris at those times, the story is especially lively and spirited I think that you have to love a quirky book to love this one It was a bit strange and a bit sad but I enjoyed reading it There were lots of quirky characters to keep me attentive so it was a good book choice for me I hate saying anything about the ending but I loved it.This book is unique I really enjoyed the descriptions of the French countryside and the emotions described in the book We all experience things different from others and this book captures this well.Sofia Lundberg touched my heart and soul with The Red Address Book I loved this book so much This is one of those books that you want to read slowly to savor each and every page I highly recommend it Thank you NetGalley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Sofia Lundberg for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review all opinions are my own. TheRedAddressBook NetGalley flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 03, 2019 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 publication, kindle, netgalley I cried big fat tears while reading this book, especially at the end It was that good and kept me wanting to read Doris is 96 years old and is dying Her one family member is Jennifer who lives in San Francisco Doris lives in Sweden, alone with only home health care individuals to take care of her She talks to Jennifer via Skype Throughout her life, she has filled an address book with names of people she meets Now they are mostly dead She knows that she soon will be also But this is I cried big fat tears while reading this book, especially at the end It was that good and kept me wanting to read Doris is 96 years old and is dying Her one family member is Jennifer who lives in San Francisco Doris lives in Sweden, alone with only home health care individuals to take care of her She talks to Jennifer via Skype Throughout her life, she has filled an address book with names of people she meets Now they are mostly dead She knows that she soon will be also But this isn t about death This book is about a woman who lived an amazing life She has written her story so that Jennifer will know about her I went into this book not knowing what to think This book is translated from Swedish and I think it is a great translation By the end, I felt like I knew Doris and Jennifer, as well as the other characters filling Doris world It is truly a beautiful, heartbreaking story.Thank you to NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the opportunity to read and review this book I highly recommend it flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Joseph Relax And Read Reviews rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley I wanted to end 2018 with something different to what I usually read So as soon as I read the blurb of The Red Address Book I decided that this would be it This is a work of fiction that sounds so real It is the beautiful, heart warming, emotional but also quite sad and nostalgic story of a lovely, talented and quick witted old lady and the many memories that have shaped her long life.Doris is just a few short years of being a centenarian, but even if she s frail and riddled with pains brou I wanted to end 2018 with something different to what I usually read So as soon as I read the blurb of The Red Address Book I decided that this would be it This is a work of fiction that sounds so real It is the beautiful, heart warming, emotional but also quite sad and nostalgic story of a lovely, talented and quick witted old lady and the many memories that have shaped her long life.Doris is just a few short years of being a centenarian, but even if she s frail and riddled with pains brought on by her old age, she still has her wits about her and remarkably, she still manages to live alone in a small apartment in Stockholm Apart from the caregivers who visit her everyday, Doris s only contact with the outside world is with her great niece Jenny who lives in America, through Skype on her laptop Yes, Doris didn t let social media and technology intimidate her Sadly, she has no other relatives living close by Once upon a time I was very beautiful Among Doris s most precious possessions is an old address book Over the years, in this book, Doris has recorded the name of every single person she had come across throughout her long life Now, sadly, almost all names are crossed out and marked Dead There are certain memories you just can t forget They linger and fester, occasionally bursting like a boil and causing pain, such terrible pain Doris doesn t want to take all her memories to the grave with her She wants Jenny to know about all her many wonderful and painful experiences So she starts to pick names from the address book and write down the many memories associated with those particular names Through her writing, Doris gives life again to the people that have left an impression on her in one way or another With her, we relive Doris s life, her ordeals and heartbreaks, anguish and pains, but also her passion and love and happy times From the time she was a young girl forced out of her home to start working, to the time she became the most beautiful, wanted model in Paris, then on to the time she escaped war and went to the States and then back again to her country, Sweden.Since all my grandparents passed away before or just a few years after I was born, I have always been curious as to how life was back then, what they went through in their lives, how they managed to survive both wars So, as I was reading this book, I imagined Doris was my grandmother telling me about her life, what she went through so many years ago, in her childhood and youth About the heartache and suffering she had endured, about the all consuming love she experienced About the many people that have crossed paths with her throughout the years This book was originally written in Swedish, but it has been perfectly translated to English It is not a fast read and thank goodness for that as I wanted to read it slowly so as to savour all Doris s adventures, both at glamorous and trying periods of her life Each chapter starts in the present day with what Doris is doing and what happens to her presently This part made me feel so sorry for Doris as she tries to deal with the many challenges an old body presents Then each chapter continues with a chunk of Doris s musings about some particular character from her past I found myself laughing with Doris, feeling happy and sad with her, wondering what if with her, and yes, by the end I ended up with my emotions all over the place, with a lump in my throat and with tears in my eyes Tears of joy and sadness mixed together Doris will stay with me for quite some time now.The author has succeeded in transporting me back in time, to glamorous places such as pre WW II Paris and to New York where Doris spent some years The author s exquisite writing and vivid descriptions made me feel as if I was there and could clearly visualise everything Being a lover of historical fiction, I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it With huge thanks to HarperCollins for a review copy of this book which I voluntarily accepted to read and review flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 31, 2018 Jurga Jurgita rated it it was amazing review of another edition Gyvenimas tai virtin susitikim Kiekvienas j unikalus kaip atskiras perlas v rinyje Mes susitinkame ir simylime, i siskiriame ir susitaikome, dalijam s d iaugsmu ir skausmu, o kartais m s irdys d ta ipulius iais gra iais ir reik mingais od iais paremta Sofia Lundberg knyga Raudona u ra knygel Tai jaudinantis pasakojimas apie draugyst , nuotykius, kelion , laim , skausm ir nepamir tam did i j meil Ir viskas slypi toje ypatingoje u ra knygel je, kurioje tarsi dulk s Gyvenimas tai virtin susitikim Kiekvienas j unikalus kaip atskiras perlas v rinyje Mes susitinkame ir simylime, i siskiriame ir susitaikome, dalijam s d iaugsmu ir skausmu, o kartais m s irdys d ta ipulius iais gra iais ir reik mingais od iais paremta Sofia Lundberg knyga Raudona u ra knygel Tai jaudinantis pasakojimas apie draugyst , nuotykius, kelion , laim , skausm ir nepamir tam did i j meil Ir viskas slypi toje ypatingoje u ra knygel je, kurioje tarsi dulk s yra nus d moni vardai ir pavard s, j atsiradimo istorija ir pagaliau jie ilsisi ten, kur jiems ir vieta pageltusiuose knygel s puslapiuose su ra u mir s ar mirusi A kartais pagalvoju, kod l vyresn s kartos mon ms reikia t u ra knygeli su ab c le Da nai jie vardija telefono numeriams susira yti, bet kiek teko matyti toki knygeli , visuose juose b na vardas, pavard ir tik labai retai skai i kombinacija Gal ia toks tik pretekstas, galb t kiekvienas nori u sira yti tuos asmenis, kurie jam buvo ar yra vis dar svarb s ir kad atsivert puslap ties norima raide, prisimint t mog ir su juo susijusi istorij Taip ir knygos pagrindin heroj Dor savo raudonos u ra knygel s geltonuosiuose puslapiuose suguld visus ilgo ir audringo gyvenimo vardus gimines, prie us, meilu ius, kuri kiekvienas u ima ypating viet ios moters atmintyje Kas gra iausia iame pasakojime, kad Dor ra o savo gyvenimo istorij Kad supint likimo pyn , kurioje dar liko netik t pos ki Kad su kitais pasidalyt brangiausiu turtu prisiminimais Ir kad v l atrast prasm kelion s, kurios pagrindinis tikslas meil Tai labai gra us pasakojimas, kuris apr pia i tis vienos moters gyvenim ir nuveda skaitytoj prab gusius, ta iau stabius Dor s jaunyst s laikus Pary iuje, Niujorke ir Stokholme flag 3 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Correction 2 19 Dec 20, 2018 11 32AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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    • ✓ The Red Address Book || ↠ PDF Read by ↠ Sofia Lundberg
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  • About "Sofia Lundberg"

      • Sofia Lundberg

        Born in 1974 Swedish author, journalist and teacher.


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    1. 4 nostalgic stars Oh, this book is quite lovely and nostalgic Doris is 96 years old and lives alone in Stockholm, Sweden She s a bit of a recluse but looks forward to her weekly Skype calls with Jenny, her only relative and grandniece who lives in the United States Doris has a special address book she was gifted by her father when she was a child In it, she has documented the names and addresses of everyone she s known throughout her life She crosses out the names when people have passed aw 4 no [...]


    2. 3.5 stars Doris is of one of the people that the author dedicates this book to and also the name of the central character So of course I was curious to know the connection In a conversation with Sofia Lundberg on the book description, she talks about her great Aunt Doris, whose address book she found after her beloved aunt died Most of the names in the book were crossed out with the word dead next to them That this book is based on that makes the story certainly meaningful and th 3.5 stars Dor [...]


    3. Let me start with a little backstory I love Christmas cards I love sending them and I love receiving them Some are shared family updates from the past year, pictures or just a simple signature on a beautiful Christmas card What I also love are the memories of my Mother and Grandmother pulling out their address books from the cabinet, sitting at the table and one by one addressing dozens of cards to family, friends and neighbors.My Mom s book was a light blue leather with two simple gold band Let [...]


    4. 3.5 starsI m a sucker for these books that feature an elderly character who decides to reflect back on their life This one had a unique premise as a woman s address book was used to help tell the story While this book had a bit of charm it also packed an emotional punch in ways I wasn t expecting.Ninety six year old Doris doesn t have much contact with the outside world and therefore looks forward to her weekly Skype sessions with her grandniece, Jenny Doris s father gave her an address book 3.5 [...]


    5. Let me start with a little backstory I love Christmas cards I love sending them and I love receiving them Some are shared family updates from the past year, pictures or just a simple signature on a beautiful Christmas card What I also love are the memories of my Mother and Grandmother pulling out their address books from the cabinet, sitting at the table and one by one addressing dozens of cards to family, friends and neighbors.My Mom s book was a light blue leather with two simple gold band Let [...]


    6. Where ve you been I ve looked for you forever and a day Where ve you been I m just not myself when you re away Where ve You Been, Kathy Mattea, Songwriters Don Henry Jon Vezner So many names pass by us in a lifetime Have you ever thought about that, Jenny All the names that come and go That rip our hearts to pieces and make us shed tears That become lovers or enemies I leaf through my address book sometimes It has become something like a map of my life, and I want to tell you


    7. Thanks to Netgalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for an e ARC in exchange for an honest review I am not going to lie to any of you this rating is totally influenced by my emotions Although I like to play my cards close and portray myself as a cynic, Swedish author Sofia Lundberg s Doris squirmed her way into my heart Just how do the Swedish keep doing this to me looking at you, Fredrik Backman The greatest comfort in life comes from freely expressing one s opinion and being m Thanks to Netgall [...]


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