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Before the Coffee Gets Cold

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold

By  Toshikazu Kawaguchi , Read by  Arina LII , Translator  Geoffrey Trousselot
$ 39.99
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The charming debut novel--already a phenomenon in Japan as well as a runaway UK bestseller--that asks What would you change if you could travel back in time?

Down a small alleyway in the heart of Tokyo, there is an underground caf that's been serving carefully brewed coffee for over a hundred years. Local legend says that this coffeeshop offers its customers something different--the chance to travel back in time.

The rules, however, are far from simple: you must sit in one particular seat at one particular time of day. You can't venture outside the caf , nor can you change the present. And, most importantly, you have only the time it takes to drink a hot cup of coffee--or risk getting stuck forever.

Over the course of one summer, four customers visit Caf Funiculi Funicula to return to the past: a heartbroken lover looking for closure; a nurse with a mysterious letter from her husband with Alzheimer's; the caf waitress hoping for a final goodbye to her sister; and a mother whose child she may never get the chance to know.

Heartwarming, wistful, and delightfully quirky, Before the Coffee Gets Cold explores the intersecting lives of four women who come together in one extraordinary caf , where the service may not be quick, but the opportunities are endless.

ISBN: 9781799920922

ISBN-10: 9781799920922

Publisher: Hanover Square Press

Publication Date: 11/17/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/17/2020 - 12:00am

Language: English


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