A Library Reads PickA Publishers Lunch Buzz BookWhen Doris was a girl her father gave her an address book, and in it she has carefully documented everyone she met and loved throughout the years. Now living alone in her Stockholm apartment at 96, 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 as a maid in Sweden, a model in Paris, and fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War, can she help Jenny -- her American grandniece and only relative -- unlock the secrets of their family and finally look past a difficult childhood to the future? And what became of Allan, the love of Doris's life?