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Tales from the Cafe

By Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Tales from the Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi digital book - Fable

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From the author of the international bestseller Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this book follows four new customers who hope to travel back in time in a little Japanese café.

In a back alley in Tokyo, there is a café 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 café 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!

Read the rest of the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series: 
  • Before the Coffee Gets Cold
  • Before Your Memory Fades

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3.5
Loudly Crying Face“I asked for the ghost lore. I just didn’t expect the ghost lore to rip my heart out. That’s on me.”
Believable charactersHeartbreakingThought-provoking
Slightly Smiling Face“"Tales from the cafe" is a charming continuation of the previous book, bringing us back into the captivating universe of beloved characters and places. I appreciated the way the author took us on an emotional journey, exploring new happenings and dynamic in your favorite cafe. However, I noted some moments where the story seemed to go round in circles, repeating some themes and situations already explored. We still have new information about certain characters and answers to the questions from the first book.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growDiverse charactersLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingEasy to readFunny writingOriginal writing
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes
Likable charactersBeautifully writtenBeautiful setting

About Toshikazu Kawaguchi

TOSHIKAZU KAWAGUCHI was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1971. He has produced, directed and written for the theatrical group Sonic Snail. His works as a playwright include COUPLE, Sunset Song and family time. His play Before the Coffee Gets Cold won the grand prize at the Suginami Drama Festival. Before the Coffee Gets Cold has become an international bestseller and has been adapted for the screen in Japan.

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