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Before the Coffee Gets Cold By Toshikazu Kawaguchi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335430991
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Hanover Square Press - November 17th, 2020

What if you could travel back in time, but nothing you did in the past would change how things are in the present? Would you do it? Tucked away in a side alley somewhere in Japan is a basement cafe. If you sit in one particular chair (usually occupied by a ghost) and drink a specially brewed cup of coffee you can travel back in time, but you only get one chance and you have to come back to the present before your coffee gets cold. This charming novella follows the trajectories of several characters who would; whether it’s to have a few moments longer with a past lover, to see a dead relative, or simply to express something they’ve always regretted keeping to themselves. Charming, tragic, and beautifully unique, Before the Coffee Gets Cold is a heartwarming novel about fate, destiny, and the powerful bonds of love. 


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