Format:
Large Print, Book
Author:
Lundberg, Sofia, 1974- author.
Title:
The red address book / by Sofia Lundberg ; translated by Alice Menzies.
Edition:
Large print edition.
Publisher, Date:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
Description:
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
large print
Summary:
"Written with love, told with joy. Very easy to enjoy."--Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove The global fiction sensation--publishing in 28 countries around the world--that follows 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, modeling 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.
Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment, has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with her American grandniece Jenny 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 is struck by the urge to put pen to paper. Writing down the stories of her colorful past, can she help Jenny unlock the secrets of their family and finally look to the future? -- adapted from back cover
Subjects:
Older women -- Fiction.
Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Older women.
Reminiscing in old age.
Large type books.
FICTION / Women.
Sweden -- Fiction.
Genre:
Large type books.
Large type books.
Domestic fiction.
Other Author:
Menzies, Alice, translator.
Other Title:
Den ròˆda adressboken. English
Notes:
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
LCCN:
2018054052
ISBN:
9781432861506
1432861506
Other Number:
1074278721
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
394238
Call Number:
LP F Lun
Course Reserves:
0
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