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“Written with love, told with joy. Very easy to enjoy.”
—Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove
“A sweet-tart Swedish romance steeped in memory and regret…The Red Address Book is just the sort of easy-reading tale that will inspire readers to pull up a comfy chair to the fire, grab a mug of cocoa and a box of tissues and get hygge with it.” –Helen Simonson, New York Times Book Review
“An impoverished Swedish girl named Doris becomes a model in prewar Paris and meets her true love in a park. At 96, Doris sits at her laptop in a lonely apartment in Stockholm, remembering it all. Wise and captivating, Lundberg’s novel offers clear-eyed insights into old age and the solace of memory.” –People
"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, author of The Little Paris Bookshop
"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, internationally bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours
“Like a cozy conversation with your grandma, The Red Address Book warms your heart and soul.”
“A charming, fragile romance.”
"Readers who enjoyed Eleanor Brown's The Light of Paris or Nina George's The Little French Bistro will delight in seeing Doris's life unfold in this charming, tender tale.”
“Relationships...are beautifully brought to life in this sweetly elegiac novel.”
—Bridget Thoreson, Booklist