The Red Address Book
Translator: Alice Menzies
Author: Sofia Lundberg
Publisher: The Borough Press
Year of Publication: 2019
“Wise and captivating, Lundberg’s novel offers clear-eyed insights into old age and the solace of memory.”
Within the pages of 96-year-old Doris’s red address book are the names of all those she has loved and lost, telling the story of a colourful life. Living alone in Stockholm, she is comforted by the weekly calls of her grand-niece Jenny, who is haunted by a painful childhood.
Finally, Doris decides to put pen to paper, using her address book to recall the memories of a life well-lived – from 1930s Paris runways to narrow New York escapes during World War Two – and what she and Jenny discover may well change their lives forever…