Tales from the Cafe (Hardcover)
November 2021 Indie Next List
“These four interconnected sweet, simple, yet thought-provoking tales are as wonderful and life-affirming as those in Before the Coffee Gets Cold and make it the perfect companion piece.”
— Alana Haley, Schuler Books (Grand Rapids), Grand Rapids, MI
Following on from his first book, 'Before the coffee gets cold', Kawaguchi transports us back to the magcal cafe- Funiculi Funicula - that allows people to travel in time to talk to their loved ones. A super sweet, heartwarming book this was a perfect one to listen to whlst driving. (In fact, sometimes I kept driving just to keep listening.) A collection of four short stories, each one an emotional trip into the lives of the characters, the narrator really brings them to life and I was reduced to tears at the intersection on more than one occasion. Perfect for anyone who's ever imagined what it would be like to talk to a lost loved one, or who wishes for a little magic in their lives.
(Recommended to read with a nice hot coffee.)— From Claire's Picks