The Red Address Book
Book Discussion
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:30PM
King Library

Book Discussion

Author: Sofia Lundberg

Facilitator: Carole Pichney

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.

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?

About the Facilitator
Carole Pichney, a native New Yorker, moved to the area three years ago after being a part-time resident for 11 years. She is a retired social worker who used her Certified Financial Planner designation to advance awareness and provide training to prevent financial exploitation of impaired seniors.

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There is no charge to attend.

Reservations are not required.

Seating is limited to 75.

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