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url 2019-01-15 03:44
This one looks interesting
The Red Address Book - Sofia Lundberg

Yes, my TBR pile is a mile high (at least), but I can never resist looking through reviews for future reads. This one looks like it might be a great read. Any opinions?

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review 2019-01-01 16:29
Review: The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg
The Red Address Book - Sofia Lundberg

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.

*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 ★

 

 

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Will be available January 8, 2019.

 

 

Amazon *** B&N 

 

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text 2018-12-31 18:26
Reading progress update: I've read 304 out of 304 pages.
The Red Address Book - Sofia Lundberg

Finished it last night , it was a bit of a tearjerker for sure 

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text 2018-12-29 16:58
Reading progress update: I've read 151 out of 304 pages.
The Red Address Book - Sofia Lundberg

I believe I can finish this today :) 

 

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text 2018-09-16 16:08
Geschichte eines Lebens
Das rote Adressbuch: Hast du genug gelie... Das rote Adressbuch: Hast du genug geliebt in deinem Leben? - Roman - Sofia Lundberg,Kerstin Schöps

Doris wächst in einfachen Verhältnissen im Stockholm der Zwanzigerjahre auf. Als sie zehn Jahre alt wird, macht ihr Vater ihr ein besonderes Geschenk: ein rotes Adressbuch, in dem sie all die Menschen verewigen soll, die ihr etwas bedeuten. Jahrzehnte später hütet Doris das kleine Buch noch immer wie einen Schatz. Und eines Tages beschließt sie, anhand der Einträge ihre Geschichte niederzuschreiben. So reist sie zurück in ihr bewegtes Leben, quer über Ozeane und Kontinente, vom mondänen Paris der Dreißigerjahre nach New York und England – zurück nach Schweden und zu dem Mann, den sie einst verlor, aber nie vergessen konnte.

Eine gefühlvoll erzählte Geschichte vom Leben und über das Leben. Der Schreibstil ist geprägt von Emotionen und sehr flüssig gehalten - einfach schön zu Lesen. Das Buch transportiert auch eine Nachricht mit und regt zum Nachdenken an: zum einen, gib niemals auf im Leben, auch wenn du hinfällst, lohnt es sich, wieder aufzustehen.
Von meiner Seite eine Empfehlung. Ein berührender Lebensrückblick. Geschickt verwobene Schicksalsstränge. Emotional und respektvoll geschrieben. Beeindruckend.

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