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Den röda adressboken

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4.07704 votes • 236 reviews
Published 01 Jan 1970
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Format Hardcover
Pages288
Edition33
Publisher Bullet Point Publishing
ISBN -
ISBN139789187049972
Languageswe



"Den röda adressboken" Reviews

Jenny
- Williamsburg, VA
4
Sun, 26 Aug 2018

Let me start with a little backstory. I love Christmas cards. I love sending them and I love receiving them. Some are shared family updates from the past year, pictures or just a simple signature on a beautiful Christmas card. What I also love are the memories of my Mother and Grandmother pulling out their address books from the cabinet, sitting at the table and one by one addressing dozens of cards to family, friends and neighbors.
My Mom’s book was a light blue leather with two simple gold bands on the edge, while my Grandmothers was a black rectangular book thats pages were frayed and full of torn address labels that needed to be added at a later date. As I got older, I helped with the Christmas cards. My job was to address them while they wrote the cards. What seemed so innocuous at the time, as I would ask them about someone in the book, was really them sharing our family’s past with me. Both of them would tell me a story about the person while I was addressing the card. I loved to hear these stories of the special people who made it “into” my family’s books. Christmas card sending sometimes turned into a multi evening affair because of my curiosity. Sometimes there was melancholy and sadness in their voices about a relative or friend but the laughs and smiles were always greater.
As I got older lines appeared in these books. These were the lines that crossed through someone’s name. Never blacked out, only a simple line which meant that person was no longer part of the book. Sometimes it was because they drifted out of our lives, but most of the time, it was because they passed away.
Sofia Lundberg’s book, The Red Address Book, obviously resonated with me and I found it bringing back so many wonderful memories. It is the fictional story of 96-year old Doris who recalls the story of her life as she turns the pages of her red address book, a childhood gift from her father. Doris shares the memories and events that shaped her colorful life.
While Lundberg tells the story of one individual, it is really the story of so many people that shaped Doris’ life.
Doris’ life is full, rich, sad, and sometimes heart wrenching. It is a story that you will want to learn more about and anxiously await the introduction of the next person in her address book.
While I can’t relate to specifics in Doris life, I can relate to the importance of an address book.
It’s so much more than just names and addresses, it’s the story of our lives.
Ten years after her death, I still have my grandmothers and one day I will inherit my moms but I have my own now. As I fill the pages with names, I too am telling the story that on my deathbed will be my life.
I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley. #netgalley #theredaddressbook

Katie
- The Colony, TX
4
Wed, 19 Sep 2018

3.5 stars
I'm a sucker for these books that feature an elderly character who decides to reflect back on their life. This one had a unique premise as a woman's address book was used to help tell the story. While this book had a bit of charm it also packed an emotional punch in ways I wasn't expecting.
Ninety-six year old Doris doesn't have much contact with the outside world and therefore looks forward to her weekly Skype sessions with her grandniece, Jenny. Doris's father gave her an address book when she was a child and she decides to take a look at it while she writes down some of the moments that shaped her life.
The story went in some directions I didn't see coming but it makes sense given just about everyone has hard moments in life. It felt like there was better focus in the first half or so of the book than the later chapters when in some ways it felt like the story shifted gears and turned into something else. I'm not saying I didn't like it, but I do wish there would have been more of a smooth transition. Overall though, you do end up falling in love with Doris as she is an easy character to feel emotionally invested in and I would definitely recommend this as a good read.
I received a free arc of this book from BookishFirst and the publisher. I was under no obligation to post a review here and all views expressed are my honest opinion.

Jenny
- Williamsburg, VA
4
Fri, 07 Sep 2018

Let me start with a little backstory. I love Christmas cards. I love sending them and I love receiving them. Some are shared family updates from the past year, pictures or just a simple signature on a beautiful Christmas card. What I also love are the memories of my Mother and Grandmother pulling out their address books from the cabinet, sitting at the table and one by one addressing dozens of cards to family, friends and neighbors.
My Mom’s book was a light blue leather with two simple gold bands on the edge, while my Grandmothers was a black rectangular book thats pages were frayed and full of torn address labels that needed to be added at a later date. As I got older, I helped with the Christmas cards. My job was to address them while they wrote the cards. What seemed so innocuous at the time, as I would ask them about someone in the book, was really them sharing our family’s past with me. Both of them would tell me a story about the person while I was addressing the card. I loved to hear these stories of the special people who made it “into” my family’s books. Christmas card sending sometimes turned into a multi evening affair because of my curiosity. Sometimes there was melancholy and sadness in their voices about a relative or friend but the laughs and smiles were always greater.
As I got older lines appeared in these books. These were the lines that crossed through someone’s name. Never blacked out, only a simple line which meant that person was no longer part of the book. Sometimes it was because they drifted out of our lives, but most of the time, it was because they passed away.
Sofia Lundberg’s book, The Red Address Book, obviously resonated with me and I found it bringing back so many wonderful memories. It is the fictional story of 96-year old Doris who recalls the story of her life as she turns the pages of her red address book, a childhood gift from her father. Doris shares the memories and events that shaped her colorful life.
While Lundberg tells the story of one individual, it is really the story of so many people that shaped Doris’ life.
Doris’ life is full, rich, sad, and sometimes heart wrenching. It is a story that you will want to learn more about and anxiously await the introduction of the next person in her address book.
While I can’t relate to specifics in Doris life, I can relate to the importance of an address book.
It’s so much more than just names and addresses, it’s the story of our lives.
Ten years after her death, I still have my grandmothers and one day I will inherit my moms but I have my own now. As I fill the pages with names, I too am telling the story that on my deathbed will be my life.
I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley. #netgalley #theredaddressbook

Cindy
- The United States
3
Sat, 19 May 2018

The Red Address Book is a charming, but very sad tale about Doris, a lonely 96-year-old woman who lives in Stockholm. She reminisces about her life and those individuals she encountered as she pages through an old address book she received from her father when she was young. Few of her friends and acquaintances remain, and Doris leads a solitary life except for her weekly Skype with her American niece Jenny. While I enjoyed some aspects of Doris’s long and eventful life, the story is so sad. I received this book to read and review. All opinions are my own.

Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
5
Sun, 04 Nov 2018

**Everyone needs to know about ​this book and to read it.**
​FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JANUARY 2, 2019.

"This book was a beautiful, beautiful read that I didn't want to end.
It was heartwarming as well as heartbreaking.
If you are in need of a book that will have you remembering the characters and the story line long after you close the last page, THE RED ADDRESS BOOK will be a welcome read.
I absolutely LOVED this book that was filled with love. 5/5
This book was given to me as an ARC by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review."

Sherri
- Concord, NC
5
Fri, 01 Jun 2018

When I first saw this book and read about it I couldn’t wait to get it. Then I was approved from NetGalley to read it, I was that much more excited. It was a slow start for me and I even thought this book wasn’t for me at first. But then I looked at the many many 4-5 star reviews at NetGalley and thought I gotta keep going, I can’t be the only one who didn’t enjoy it. Boy oh boy am I glad I kept going!! This book is highly entertaining and what a life 96 year old Doris lived. All stories told through a red address book!!! I found I could not put it down. Very well written and a charming story it was! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this amazing book before it was published. All opinions are strictly my own.