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Med en fot i Stockholm och en i barndomens trygga småstad tycker sig Agnes stå hur stadigt som helst. Hon har en familj som alltid ställer upp, ett bra jobb, en pojkvän som älskar henne och en bästa vän som hon känner utan och innan. Eller? En efter en rasar byggstenarna i Agnes liv tills hela tillvaron rämnat. När en vän erbjuder henne att vara med och starta en restauran ...more
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Published 2009 by Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava (first published 2004)
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Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading)
Having read and enjoyed Stieg Larsson's The Millenium trilogy, I was intrigued by an email asking for a review of Swenden's #1 non-crime writer, Kajsa Ingemarsson. Yesterday's News sounded like the antithesis of Stieg Larsson's work (I believe it is classified as contemporary women's fiction) and, intrigued by the summary, I happily accepted the book for review.

I really enjoyed Yesterday's News! One of my complaints about The Millenium trilogy was the fact that it was set in Sweden, thus making
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Andrea Guy
I was surprised at how much I actually enjoyed this book. Not because it was a great romance or because I identified with Agnes, but because she was real, and because her life was such a train wreck.

I couldn't grasp two things about her, why she didn't report the boss that sexually harassed her and then fired her and why she clung to Tobias. However, fear makes even the smartest women do stupid things, so I could try to see why she behaved the way she did.

The secondary characters were what made
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Ann
Oh, this is just such a goodfeel book. I love the way it just turns me into this good mood. It's well written and love the way the book is kind of a typical woman's literature like Bridget Jones, but don't feel like it.
Denise
This book starts out telling you it is not going to be dark and brooding – a direct reference to the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” books and it is not. Agnes Edin is a professional waitress who is fired by her lecherous French boss for refusing his advances and dropping a rare and expensive bottle of wine. She spirals into a depression when her loser musician boy friend drops her simultaneously. Agnes is a bit snarky and interesting, a Swedish version of Bridget Jones. Agnes eventually joins a f ...more
Marie
Agnes has most things in life: a job at a fancy restaurant, a boyfriend who loves her, and a best friend whom she knows inside out. Or does she? All of a sudden things begin to crumble, one by one, and soon nothing is as it was. Her boyfriend leaves her for a big busted singer, and she is fired by the sexist and abusive owner of the restaurant where she works. She gambles everything she has on the success of a newly opened restaurant, but the road to the glowing review which will open the door t ...more
Vox
Not all books need to have something catastrophic or crazy happen. Or take you into the Red Room of Pain ...

Sometimes, a good book makes you feel comfortable and cozy. It makes you worry about its hero and want the best for its characters. It sticks with you. You miss the characters when it's over, and you want to find out what happens next in their lives. When I read Eileen Goudge's The Replacement Wife, I was captivated, and I was angry when it ended because I wasn't ready to let go of those c
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Katarina
Well there are truly a lot of chic lit novels out there of various quality. This book differs in several ways. For one thing this novel is set in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm which I find is kind of exotic. The names of the streets and the atmosphere makes this book very appealing to me and stands out from the crowd. Maybe this was extra important to me since I’m of Swedish heritage.

The story itself is your typical “reaching the bottom-climbing up again” story where the protagonist Agnes loo
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Lindsay
3.5 stars.

This book was a huge hit in Sweden, where 1 in 4 Swedish women have read it.

Super interesting and hard to categorize Swedish novel...not a romance, not chic lit, not YA. It is a story about a young woman in Stockholm and the decision to become the heroine of her own life. I had some initial issues with the actual translation, which isn't as smooth as it could have been but wasn't ultimately dissatisfying. I liked the world and the characters (with the exception that sometimes Agnes was
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Ebba
Agnes is the heroine of this cute and heart warming novel. In a very short time period she gets molested by her slimy boss, loses her boyfriend AND her job. Without nothing she decides that this might be the time to actually pursuit her dreams and she teams up with a friend who is opening up a new restaurant in Stockholm.
It sounds simple, but so many unexpected things happen along the way and this novel actually contains lot of wisdom and depth. It’s a feel good novel that will make you both cr
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Nicoletta
330 pagine in cui non mi è stato permesso annoiarmi
è accaduto di tutto alla protagonista, nel momento stesso in cui pensavo di star leggendo il massimo ecco che accadeva qualche altra cosa.
tutto è concentrato nella realizzazione di un sogno, la creazione di un piccolo ristorante che sarebbe destinato a divenire un "classico" a Stoccolma. anche se non propriamente suo, ma di un suo collega Paolo, c'è più di quanto si fosse mai immaginata di suo tra quelle 4 mura, partendo dal semplice nome: Picco
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Soobie's confused
Letto in un solo giorno particolarmente pigro.

Un giorno lei viene licenziata dal capo che aveva provato a violentarla e rompe - per sbaglio - una costosissima bottiglia di vino. Lo stesso giorno il ragazzo decide di lasciarla per avventurarsi verso pascoli più verdi. Inoltre viene a sapere che la fabbrica in cui lavoravano i genitori verrà chiusa nel giro di poco tempo e loro hanno accettato un prepensionamento.

Fin qui normale trama da chick-lit.

Agnes è una maître/cameriera. Si ritrova a dover c
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Hermioneginny
Nel giro di una sera Agnes perde il lavoro e il fidanzato. Dopo un periodo di sconforto, incontra per caso un vecchio collega che sta per aprire un ristorante e le propone un lavoro. Agnes accetta e vede nascere sotto i suoi occhi il "Piccoli limoni gialli". Non c'è molta clientela e l'unico modo per salvarsi è la recensione della famosa e misteriosa critica gastronica Lola...

Direi che è piuttosto scontato, si capisce subito la vera identità di Lola. Agnes è una cretina a riprendersi Tobias, non
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Julie Mestdagh
Ik betrap mezelf erop om boeken die ik in het Zweeds lees altijd 38 sterren te willen geven, al ligt dat soms eerder aan het feit dat ik zo content ben dat ik in het Zweeds kan lezen dan aan de inhoud van het boek. Dus even afwachten tot de euforie van "ik kan een Zweeds boek lezen!" wegebt om me dan af te vragen wat ik van het verhaal zou vinden mocht ik het in Nederlands hebben gelezen. Dan kom je tot een veel realistischer aantal sterren :-)

"Små citroner gula" is het bekendste boek van Kasja
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Stephanie
This book about a woman in the restaurant business in Stockholm is just a little too pat and I found it a wee bit predictable and unlikely at the same time (restaurant business that I know of is not nearly so well-behaved, where are the drugs?), but for all that, I stayed up v late finishing it. HAve heard that there will be both a movie and an english translation.
Maureen
This book is bubblegum, just like the authors taste in music. The book was entertaining in a small way, but mostly irritating. Every character and situation was completely predictable. Add to that, putting down Bob Dylan,Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd....ridiculous.
Ieva
Dažām grāmtām ir pilnīgi neizskidrojama vilkma, kas tev nez kāpēc jau pirmajās 3 lapās liek nolemt, ka lasi kaut ko ļoti interesantu un liek turpināt, kamēr esi aizvēris pēdējo vāku. Un tā ne vienmēr ir kāda grāmata, kam šo vilkmi varētu skaidrot ar objektīviem lielumiem. Tad nu "Citroni dzeltenie" man ir tāda grāmata.
Objektīvi nekā īpaša romāna nav - ļoti tipiska lubene, ja nu vienīgi nedaudz reālistikāka kā citas (un Zimeļvalstīm reālisms nozīmē to pašu, ko mums, latviešiem, tātad lasi - drūmā
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Lori
The story was ok. I did not think the writing was very good, and the story was super predictable. A couple of really weird sentences right in the middle of the story... not one of my best reads.
Zenta
Šai grāmatai uzdūros pārlūkojot Zvaigznes ABC tulkotās literatūra, Dāmu romānu plauktu, jo meklēju kādu nesen iznākušu romānu savai vecmammai. Sākumā piesaistīja nosaukums, pēc tam jau anotācija, jo arī pati strādāju ēdināšanas servisa jomā. Kopumā tas bija tāds viegls romāns, kas ātri lasās un dod iespēju sakot jauna sievietes dzīvei, kas ir nedaudz izsista no ierastajām sliedēm. Galvenā varones personība nebija nekas neikdienišķs, vairāk mani laikam piesaistīja viņa brīžiem aplamie lēmumi, gri ...more
Johan
Very enjoyable book that my wife recommended. Not only for women I’d say even though the publisher is promoting it that way.
Axelia
En underbar bok för oss som gillar att bli berörda på ett bra sätt. Lättsam och medryckande.
DEN o.0
3,85 stars.
I accidentally got this book on paperback and since I study Swedish, I thought reading it might be good practising. It definitely turned out to be good for the purpose - it is short and entertaining, and the language is simple :) .
As always, I will start with the negative points. First of all, I am reeeeally NOT big on chicklit, and this book does contain some of the typical for chicklit cliches - the "average woman" naive romantic girl, her total-opposite cocky best friend, her douch
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Sabine
Agnes kann sich gerade noch aus den Fängen ihres schleimigen Chefs befreien, dabei geht jedoch eine Flasche „Château Pétrus“ zu Bruch – klar, dass sie jetzt ihren Job als Oberkellnerin los ist. Doch schlimmer geht immer: statt Trost von ihrem Freund Tobas zu bekommen, erhält sie nur eines: den Laufpass. Doch Agnes lässt sich nicht unterbringen: in jedem Ende steckt auch ein Anfang. Warum nicht das Leben noch einmal ganz neu beginnen?
„Liebe mit drei Sternen“ ist ein wunderbarer Roman über die all
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Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Είναι ένα βιβλίο που διαβάζεται γρήγορα και ευχάριστα, παρά την όποια του αφέλεια. Νομίζω πως ειδικά οι φίλες των άρλεκιν, θα το λάτρευαν στην πλειοψηφία τους.
Η Agnes είναι το κλασσικό κορίτσι της διπλανής πόρτας και οποιαδήποτε μπορεί να ταυτιστεί μαζί της.
Κάποιοι μπορεί να βρουν ενοχλητικό το γεγονός πως η Agnes πριν απολυθεί, ένιωθε ικανοποιημένη και ευτυχισμένη από όσα της προσέφερε η δουλειά της. Οι περισσότερες πρωταγωνίστριες, είτε είναι καριερίστριες, είτε θέλουν να γίνουν, θεωρούν το ε
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Meiran
Full review at One Girl's Opinion

Highlight:
Listen, I think we can all get from the beginning to the end of this story without a lot of trouble. We all know exactly where it's going to end up and the plot twist isn't even remotely surprising. What is surprising is the route the book takes to get there, which was a bit meandering, stopped off in a slightly preachy section with a subplot, and took a detour right through the "apologizing for the abusive ex while you're getting back together with him
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Védís
Enn er ég í skvísubókmenntunum svokölluðu. Í þetta skiptið var það Sítrónur og saffran eftir sænska rithöfundinn, dagskrárgerðar- og leikkonuna Kajsu Ingemarsson.

Þessi bók er heldur lengri en Næturóskin sem ég las síðast. Að mínu mati er hún heldur lengri en efni gaf til – bókin er nefnilega heilar 342 síður í kiljuútgáfu. Hún byrjaði heldur hægt og alveg óhemjulega fyrirsjáanlega og hefði ekki verið fyrir örlítið “twist” hefði ég mögulega gefist upp.

Aðalsöguhetjan Agnes er á tímamörkum í lífi s
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Fani
3.5 stars

Title in English: Yesterday's News

Yesterday's News is the story of Agnes, a young girl living in Stockholm. She's a waitress but the story starts with her being fired from her job after resisting her boss's flirtation attempts. At the same night she receives a phonecall from her guitarist boyfriend who tells her he's met someone else and they're breaking up. Agnes is devastated by the double loss, but as she breaks the news to her friends and family, the reader sees what a useless scumb
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Adriana
Two warnings before I go on: I´m a massive fan of women´s fiction (affectionately called chick-lit) and I won this book thru Goodread´s First Reads.
That said, I totally enjoyed the H out of this book.
The fact that it takes place in Sweden has no effect on the universal truths of pervy bosses, bastardly boyfriends, faith and life. The only time it tripped me up was whenever a place or area in the city was named. Swedish is so foreign to me that it looked like the author just pressed random keys
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Kat
I remember reading this book. I think I read it during summer, perhaps on a beach somewhere but more likely the garden of my father's or mother's house, or someone elses. Perhaps in a hammock? They are everywhere.

I loved this book. It was magical, and reading it was life changing for me. I can't quite remember what it changed for me, but something was different afterwards. It really is a heart warming tale about a woman that hits rock bottom and rises again. It was not so much about the characte
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Lisa Ahlstedt
Agnes is having a really bad day. She is assaulted by her boss at the swanky restaurant where she works (and then loses her job) and her boyfriend calls and breaks up with her. She has moved from the small town outside Stockholm where she grew up to the big city. Things are even going downhill in her hometown, as she finds out the town's factory, which employs nearly everyone (including her parents) is shutting down. Could things get any worse? Well, yes, actually . . . Agnes is able to find a n ...more
Flygaren
Agnes har en familj som alltid ställer upp, ett bra jobb i restaurangbranschen, en pojkvän som älskar henne och en bästa kompis som hon känner utan och innan. Eller? En efter en rasar byggstenarna. Kajsa Ingemarssons Små citroner gula låg etta på pockettoppen fem månader i rad hösten 2005.

Ni känner säkert till att Kajsa Ingemarssons genombrottsroman hade biopremiär för några månader sedan. Jag beslutade mig då för att läsa om Små citroner gula och se om den var lika underbar som när jag läste de
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