Elin has the perfect life. A successful photographer, she lives in New York with her husband Sam and their seventeen-year-old daughter, Alice.
But something has always been missing
When Elin receives a letter from her childhood friend Fredrik on the Swedish island of Gotland, memories come flooding back: of a past she has tried to forget, and a terrible secret she has shared with nobody - a secret that made her flee the island, and never return.
Torn between past and present and afraid the truth will destroy her family, Elin sets out on a journey to another continent, but also to another time and another life.
'With graceful prose and an artist's eye, Lundberg returns with a powerful and illuminating novel that navigates the channels of the human heart and the secrets that threaten to tear it apart. A poetic and haunting read, I was captured from the first page to the last.' Alyson Richman
Praise for The Red Address Book
'Written with love, told with joy. Very easy to enjoy' Fredrik Backman, New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove
'[A] Swedish romance steeped in memory and regret …The Red Address Bookis 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' New York Times Book Review
'Wise and captivating, Lundberg's novel offers clear-eyed insights into old age and the solace of memory' People Magazine
'With an ingenious hook and a glorious heroine, this book is a delicate balance of heartwarming and heartbreaking anda timely reminder to hold on to those you love in case they get away. Enchanting' Veronica Henry
'In this tender and heartfelt story, Sofia Lundberg offers a reminder that those we too easily dismiss, such as the elderly, have rich histories and lives that we can learn from … Completely engrossing from start to finish,The Red Address Bookis a poignant tale of memory and how those things we carry in our heart work together to create our own life stories' New York Journal of Books
'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