Do you enjoy reading? Do you enjoy sharing your reading experiences with others? A book club is a wonderful way to get the most out of what we read and enjoy friendship with other readers. All are welcome. Contact Amy Wazny (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information or to be included on the distribution list for future activities.
We meet next on Monday, October 17, at 3 PM. Our reading selection is The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg. The following synopsis is taken from the Barnes & Noble website.
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?
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.