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Keltaisten sitruunoiden ravintola

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,324 Ratings  ·  138 Reviews
Agnes on enemmän kuin tyytyväinen hovimestarin työhönsä tukholmalaisessa gourmet-ravintolassa – kunnes hänen pieni lihava pomonsa lähentelee häntä viimeisen kerran. Agnes sieppaa viinipullon käteensä puolustaakseen itseään, mutta se tipahtaakin maahan. Pullo sattui olemaan viinikellarin kallein aarre, Château Petrus 1990, ja Agnes saa lähteä saman tien. Samana iltana poika ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published 2009 by Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava (first published 2004)
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I'd So Rather Be Reading {Nat}
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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Alla
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good holiday book for me that I read by the hotel pool. It told a realistic story, about Agnes a young waitress in Sweeden, her life and sorrows. I found the story very interesting and I think I have never been able to sit for such a long time in the sun, by the pool. Very enjoyable book.
Andrea Guy
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Malacorda
Commediola leggerina: bella la scrittura, non male l'ambientazione, ma la trama è prevedibile. Quest'ultima cosa è parzialmente perdonabile in quanto la prevedibilità rientra tutto sommato nel realistico e/o verosimigliante.
Amy
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Leajk
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Leajk by: my mom
Shelves: sweden
Meh.

I think Ingemarsson seems to be a really cool person. I mean she worked with some type intelligence or diplomacy missions previously. From what I've heard she also seems to be a very funny person. However she seems to be a part of the latest Swedish obession with writers who've had cool jobs (see Jens Lapedius). I'd say: a fascinating work experience does not a good writer make.

I simply don't think that this book is anything special. The 'twist' can be seen from miles away. The language is
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Denise
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Katarina
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Judy Thompson
Contrary to the reviews printed on the book, it was not hard to put down. It was not in the least enthralling. It needs further editing to correct some grammar mistakes and some of the dialogue was hard to follow because it did not specify who was speaking at which point. It was an easy read and it picked up more towards the middle. All in all, it was okay.
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
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Traci
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I needed more dialog.
Johan
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable book that my wife recommended. Not only for women I’d say even though the publisher is promoting it that way.
Lori
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Axelia
Oct 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En underbar bok för oss som gillar att bli berörda på ett bra sätt. Lättsam och medryckande.
Mauser
In generale punta su carte sicure. Non c'è niente di sbagliato, se lo si fa bene.
La frase del titolo non è tratta da una recensione, bensì da una critica ad un ristorante, ma io credo che sia applicabile anche a questo libro.
Grossomodo non introduce nulla di nuovo sul piatto, tanto per rimanere in tema, a parte una inconsueta ambientazione svedese. Certo, dopo Larsson la Svezia comincia ad essere un pochino inflazionata come location e Stoccolma, secondo la moderna narrativa contemporanea, sembr
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Lotte
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
En søt og underholdende bok om Agnes, som er bosatt i Stockholm. Plutselig en dag går alt i dass for hovedpersonen vår: hun får sparken fra den anerkjente restauranten hun jobber i, og kjæresten dumper henne til fordel for en blond jente med store pupper. Agnes vet ikke hva hun skal ta seg til, men hun kommer seg på bena igjen, takket være den gode venninnen Lussan og foreldrene som bor i en liten by ikke langt unna. Hun treffer en gammel bekjent, og får tilbud om en jobb i en restaurant som sna ...more
Giulia Panzarino
Un libro da divorare in piccoli morsi, non condividerai quasi mai le scelte della goffa protagonista ma finirai per considerarla la tua migliore amica e a prevedere ogni sua mossa come fanno le sorelle maggiori.
Rachel
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Lekker luchtig boek, wel erg voorspelbaar.
Ludwig Sörmlind
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lättläst feelgood-bok som jag förmodligen kommer läsa om.
Mack
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A romantic comedy? How this book is by some considered romantic or funny is beyond me. The only romantic relationship happening that was actually romantic here was perhaps between Lussan and Paolo (no idea if that were their names in the English editions as well). That relationship had some real potential.

As for Agnes and David, there’s absolutely nothing romantic about how she treated him for 90 % of the book and the fact that he just kept being so nice to her throughout the books and in the e
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Den ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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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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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Fani *loves angst*
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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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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