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The Red Address Book

(2019)
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“Written with love, told with joy. Very easy to enjoy.”—Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove

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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Written with love, told with joy." - Fredrik Backman

"A warm and tender story about life, memories, and the power of love and friendship. A novel with heart and humor!" - Katarina Bivald

"Romantic … fabulous." - Lucy Dillon

"In a reader's lifetime, there are a few books that will be companions forever. For me, The Red Address Book is one of them. It will comfort you, and remind you of all the moments when you grabbed life with both hands. It is also an homage to the wisdom of women who have lived longer than most of us. One is never too old to learn that love is the only meaning of life – let’s listen to these women." - Nina George

"With an ingenious hook and a glorious heroine, this book is a delicate balance of heartwarming and heartbreaking and a timely reminder to hold on to those you love in case they get away. Enchanting." - Veronica Henry

"The Red Address Book is a love letter to the human heart. Full of tenderness and empathy, Lundberg has created more than just a novel – she has created a window into the soul." - Alyson Richman


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Hardback Editions

March 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Red Address Book (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
ISBN: 1-4328-6150-6 / 978-1-4328-6150-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
ISBN: 0-00-827792-3 / 978-0-00-827792-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
ISBN: 1-328-47301-5 / 978-1-328-47301-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
ISBN: 0-00-827796-6 / 978-0-00-827796-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
ISBN: 0-358-10854-3 / 978-0-358-10854-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
ISBN: 0-00-827793-1 / 978-0-00-827793-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
ISBN: 1-978672-02-0 / 978-1-978672-02-4
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg, Alice Menzies - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg, Alice Menzies - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Red Address Book
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
Publisher: Mariner Books
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January 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Red Address Book: The Heartwarming International Sensation
Author(s): Sofia Lundberg
Publisher: The Borough Press
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