Yesterday's News

Yesterday's News

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by Kajsa Ingemarsson
     
 

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. This is a beautiful feel-good novel with a memorable heroine, set in Sweden.  See more details below

Overview

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. This is a beautiful feel-good novel with a memorable heroine, set in Sweden.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789187173097
Publisher:
Stockholm Text
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
1,321,796
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

In the same tradition as Nora Roberts, Mitch Albom and Julie Powell, Kajsa Ingemarsson represents a new generation of contemporary fiction. With almost a million readers in Sweden alone, she is one of Sweden’s greatest bestsellers of all times.

Having worked with counterespionage, diplomacy and translations, then as an international model and, currently, a regular guest on radio and TV, Ingemarsson often shows her humorous side. In person or from her pen, Ingemarsson is a complex person who brings style and clever wit to all her endeavors.

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Yesterday's News 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
KelliN More than 1 year ago
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 the reference points hard to follow. I had a hard time following the geographical location of the towns in Larsson's books, and such mundane things as subway stops and street names became confusing. He constantly referenced events in Sweden's past which I had no knowledge of, and in fact, I had to constantly flip back and forth from reading the book to the appendix to better understand what was going on. Happily for me, none of that was a concern with Yesterday's News. I was able to completely understand everything that was going on. Ingemarsson's writing style flowed and was easy to follow, and most importantly, fun to read. I just love it when I look forward between reading stints to when I can pick a book back up! I really liked Agnes. She was something of a mystery to me: I could never predict her actions or decisions. I like that in a character. I think unpredictability keeps things interesting. Agnes was one of those characters that I could really relate to. She constantly sees the good in people, and that leaves her open to heartache. She is surprised at people when they don't treat her the way she would treat them, and, consequently, is hurt by some of the people in her life. Agnes doesn't let those circumstances define her, though. She is always able to pick herself up and start afresh, whether in her career or her love life. One of my favorite things about Yesterday's News was the fact that much of the book centers around the start-up of a restaurant. I love food, love eating, and therefore, love reading about restaurants. Agnes is a head waitress and after losing her job at a prominent high-end restaurant, she works with an old colleague who is starting up his own restaurant. Agnes is involved in many of the decisions, including the name and decor of the new restaurant, and I loved watching the dream of the new restaurant come to pass. I loved the ending of Yesterday's News. It was a great ending, without being too sappy, and left some things open to the reader's imagination. I like that in a book! I would say that Kajsa Ingemarsson's writing style reminds me a lot of one of my favorite author's writing: Heather Wardell (an American women's fiction author). That fact only served to increase my enjoyment of Yesterday's News. I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary fiction, and fans of women's fiction. I would definitely read Kajsa Ingemarsson again!
Helen Vallhov More than 1 year ago
The best romance novel I have read for a very long time! I didn't want it to end, but when it finally did I still had this happy feeling in my body. This Kajsa knows how to build a story so beautiful yet believable. I really hope there is more to come!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 looses both her boyfriend and her job. But there are more to this story than that. What really makes this book stand out except from the Swedish setting is the importance of food in it! This novel is delicious to read and inspire you to cook and to really enjoy a good meal. The restaurant where Agnes starts working sets a tasty fond to the relational drama and adds a great value which makes this book something different in a field that we only know to well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable book that my wife recommended. Not only for women I’d say even though the publisher is promoting it that way.
E_Barrett More than 1 year ago
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 cry and laugh…and maybe revaluate your life? I enjoyed the book a lot. This is the perfect read when you want to like a book instantly. The end was a bit abrupt though, and I feel the novel could have been a little longer or that there should be a sequel. I’m not completely satisfied if I wont get to know what really happens in the end!
Claes More than 1 year ago
This is a very easy read, but with strong and interesting personalities and an important story about a young woman leaving the calm countryside for a high-pace big city life. I keep finding myself giggling although I feel so strongly for the many problems the main character Agnes runs in to. Stockholm is beautifully pictured and I would love to go there. I really, really recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an unexpected good book. It's about family, friends, and complicated relationships. I had trouble accepting the character of Agnes, she seemed a little on the dour side and took life too serious. I almost stopped reading when she invited Tobias back into her life. I was so furious with her, but I could almost feel the deceit happening again. I absolutely loved the characters of Maud and Sevn. I could almost feel their enthusiasm. Finding a new purpose in life. Agnes should have taken the position offered by the Brunelle restaurants. She would have been set for life, instead of working for a small operation, up one month, down the next. I recommend reading this book, enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fast read. I thought it was very depressing. It included alcoholism, sudden tragic death, and I didn't find it to be the least bit funny as the top level review indicated it would be. All is well in the end however. But the trip there was pretty grim.
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This is certainly a different world than ScandiNoir. I enjoyed it, particularly when the ordinary family love is contrasted with the shameful behavior of some of the men in her life. In a way, the whole story is ordinary...we've all lived through lousy bosses and cheatin' lovers. But there is still a funny kind of sweet fairytale ending. I love my Nordic mysteries, but this was also a surprisingly welcome read. Now if we can just get rid of the juvenile review hackers we might ALL have a happy ending.
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Couldn't wait to get it over with.
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Sorry just seemed so long.
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Boring and Dumb