Tales from the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold

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      Product description

      From the Back Cover

      According to a strange urban legend, in a certain town

      There was a cafe that had a particular seat, and if you sat in it

      – and only while you were sitting in it –

      You could be transported back to any time you desired.

      About the Author

      Toshikazu Kawaguchi was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1971. He formerly produced, directed and wrote for the theatrical group Sonic Snail. As a playwright, his works include COUPLE, Sunset Song, and Family Time. The novel Before the Coffee Gets Cold is adapted from a 1110 Productions play by Kawaguchi, which won the 10th Suginami Drama Festival grand prize.

      From the Publisher

      Tales from the cafe

      Tales from the cafe

      Tales from the cafe

      Tales from the cafe

      Tales from the cafe
      Dimensions 1.3 × 19.7 cm
      Publisher ‏

      ‎ Picador (10 June 2021); The Smithson, 6 Briset Street, London EC1M 5NR

      Language ‏

      ‎ English

      Paperback ‏

      ‎ 208 pages

      ISBN-10 ‏

      ‎ 1529050863

      ISBN-13 ‏

      ‎ 978-1529050868

      Reading age ‏

      ‎ 18 years and up

      Item Weight ‏

      ‎ 163 g

      Dimensions ‏

      ‎ 13 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm

      Country of Origin ‏

      ‎ India

      Importer ‏

      ‎ Pan Macmillan Publishing

      Packer ‏

      ‎ AAJ Enterprises

      Generic Name ‏

      ‎ Book


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      10 reviews for Tales from the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold

      1. Bansi shah

        Book is all about closure, regret, grieving after someone died, the idea is to travel back time or in future meet loved one who have died…

      2. Prats

        Perhaps having read it back to back , i find book 1 a little more brilliant. This was like meeting old friends and some new. Loved watching Miki grow the most and adding much needed humor to the stories at times.

      3. Sanghamitra G Mukherjee

        The novel is truly amazing and even more interesting than the first one. One can find the mix of literature and raw human emotions as one enravels the mystery of the cafe and it’s customers. Only someone with an in-depth knowledge of human emotions can understand the inner meaning of the novel .

      4. TAABI

        Heartwarming and sadly beautiful ❤️

      5. Amazon Customer

        amazing book. loved all the stories and the narration of the whole book. the concept of returning to past or future is great

      6. Reading_Tamishly

         “I swore to myself that I would make sure that I was happy.”Trigger warnings for suicidal tendencies, terminal illness, loss of a family member, miscarriageI do not know what happened with the first book. I couldn’t get into it even after trying again. I just had to give it up sixty percent into it every-time.I do not know if it’s the translation or something else. I want to love the book.However, I am so glad I was able to read the second book the third time I tried reading it. I would say the writing is more accessible and well etched out than the first.I still feel I would have loved the book more if read in its original language.One issue as with the first book is that the author seems to think the readers have short term memory and tends to remind us time and again about the rules of the cafe.I find the characters not as engaging and interesting even though their stories sound interesting enough. Maybe their stories do not do much for me personally.Well I am glad I was able to read this book until the last page. It is short and entertaining to read for a supposedly sad book. I just wanted to get connected with the writing and the characters more than I got.It was all but lukewarm.

      7. javeed

        If u loved the first series so maybe u r here for the second all I can say is I finished this book in just 2 days the stories are the best!!

      8. Craartology

        “If you could go back, who would you want to meet?”~How does one live with a puncturing presence of void trailing one’s thoughts and actions every living second? What fills the deep hole that drains joy and warmth for the losses that life’s unfortunate events leave behind?~Toshikazu Kawaguchi answers these chasmic questions in the sequel Before The Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Cafe (tr. by Geoffrey Trousselot). Once again, four new customers travel through time to complete those last conversations with those who mean the most to them before time turned the tides of joy away, knowing well that travelling to the past or future will not change the present. Holding on to the thin thread of hope and the slim chances of the anticipated meeting are worth every risk, every rule!Four heartwarming and poignant stories which bring together two best friends, a mother and her son, lovers who couldn’t marry and a loving-married couple. Kawaguchi brings the deepest human emotions of love, loss and hope through the characters who take a trip through time to come back before the coffee gets cold.The cosy cafe, bitter-sweet stories and the favourite cafe staff Kazu and Nagare bring all the comfort to keep you snuggled with this precious sequel until you devour it whole!

      9. Jacky

        Sehr gute Fortsetzung 👍Den ersten Band hatte ich förmlich verschlungen und ich finde der zweite Band knüpft sehr gut an den ersten an. Wie beim ersten Band sind es 4 einzelne Geschichten die zusammen ein großes Ganzes ergeben. Es sind Geschichten über die man auch nachdenkt und nicht nach dem zuschlagen des Buches sofort wieder vergisst :)Von meiner Seite ein klares “must read” :)

      10. Sharron Joy Reads

        Heartwarming as the first bookA return to the Tokyo cafe where if you sit in a certain seat you can return to the past or visit the future but must return before your coffee gets cold.There are new travellers but the cafe staff are the same, Nagare the grumpy older owner, Miki he’s adorable little girl and Kazu his sister and the only person who can pour the coffee to travel.All of the stories link in some way and this time you meet Kazu’s mother before she became the ghost that sits in the seat when not being used to visit the past. Seasons change, life moves on and new life blooms!As with the previous book this is a beautifully gentle heartwarming book that is a quick palate cleansing read.

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