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
In a back alley in Tokyo, there is a caf that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers something else besides coffee--the chance to travel back in time.
With faces both familiar and new, Tales from the Cafe follows the story of four patrons who visit to take advantage of caf Funiculi Funicula's time-traveling offer and revisit moments with family, friends and lovers. Each one must face up to the past to move on with their lives.
Kawaguchi's wistful and heartwarming new novel once again invites the reader to ask themselves, "What would you do if you could travel back in time?"
Meet more wonderful characters in the next captivating novel in the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series, Before We Say Goodbye, releasing November 14, 2023
Read the rest of the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series:
- Before the Coffee Gets Cold
- Before Your Memory Fades