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Tales from the Cafe
Tales from the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a caf which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time . . . From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold comes Tales from the Cafe, a story of four new customers each of whom is hoping to take advantage of Cafe Funiculi Funicula's time-travelling offer. Among some faces that will be familiar to readers of Toshikazu Kawaguchi's previous novel, we will be introduced to: The man who goes back to see his best friend who died 22 years ago The son who was unable to attend his own mothers funeral The man who travelled to see the girl who he could not marry The old detective who never gave his wife that gift . . . This beautiful, simple tale tells the story of people who must face up to their past, in order to move on with their lives. Kawaguchi once again invites the reader to ask themselves: what would you change if you could travel back in time?
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KristiAhlers
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These are such charming little books. And I don‘t feel as if I‘m missing anything with the translation. It was nice to revisit with old friends from the first book and nice to make new friends with this one. These are really feel good reads.

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steph_phanie
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I loved it nearly as much as the first!

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Anya91
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So true 😆

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Anya91
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This series is addicting. Just finished the first book fifteen minutes ago and now on the second. Wild 😆

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OriginalCyn620
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I enjoyed the second installment of this series. They‘re just nice, feel-good stories, and there are times when that‘s exactly what I need!

#bookspinbingo - this book earned 2 more bingos!

MallenNC I need to read the first one of these. Great job getting three bingos! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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starlight97
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A few more heartfelt little stories about the café that allows you to time travel. The main idea of these stories is that everyone deserves to be happy, that you must try to live a happy life even after the death of a loved one, because that's what they would've wanted for you too. You also get to know a bit more about the main characters in this sequel. ☕
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#magicalrealism #timetravel #japanese

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I started to read Tales from the Cafe but since it's a different narrator, I kind of got put off? And it's not that they're bad, it's just that is gotten used to the other one 😂 I'll pick it up again soon

marleed I‘m excited for the third installment this November 4mo
coffees @marleed same!! That's why I decided it was finally time to reread and cont reading xD 4mo
marleed @coffees haha. I‘m considering a reread of book2 just to be ready! 4mo
coffees @marleed if it's as good as B1 I'd reread it 😏 no harm when they're so good 4mo
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janeycanuck
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Oh, this was lovely to delve in to. This felt more like a novel than the last - I felt there was a bit more exploration of the cafe‘s staff and regulars. I hope Kawaguchi keeps writing these stories, they are just so lovely.

IuliaC Great review and lovely photo! 8mo
rwmg Apparently theree is a 3rd volume but it hasn't been translated yet 8mo
janeycanuck @rwmg oh, excellent!! I‘ll have to keep an eye open for that. 8mo
janeycanuck @IuliaC thank you! 8mo
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marleed
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I loved revisiting this little basement cafe. It‘s such a sweet time travel series about a second chance to say the right thing. In the last book I was obsessed (if given this chance) with the all the ways I might keep my coffee hot for a longer time, but this book explained intricacies in the rules - and I just have to respect them. The best friend story, and the guilt of the adoptive father brought me to tears.

Cathythoughts ❤️👍🏻 10mo
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xicanti
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Y‘all know I wasn‘t a fan of Kawaguchi‘s prose style in his first book, but I liked the premise and the recurring characters enough that I figured I‘d give the second one a try.

I read about 40 pages while I waited for my sweet potato to cook, and… yeah. I‘m still frustrated with the clunky writing. This dude doesn‘t trust his readers to put anything together for themselves, or to remember details from one sentence to the next.

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rwmg
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Another four charming, sweet, interlinked stories from the cafe where you can travel backwards or forwards in time.

Nutmegnc I just got a copy. Can‘t wait to experience it!! 12mo
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rwmg
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rwmg If you don't drink your coffee before it gets cold, you hang around the cafe reading and drinking coffee for ever, with the ability to curse anybody who disturbs you.

As deterrents go, this one seems to lack something.
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ShyBookOwl I loved the concept of this but just couldn't get into it. Something about the writing lost me, and I wonder if something was just literally lost in translation for me 12mo
rwmg @ShyBookOwl I don't know Japanese at all, but there were times I had the feeling, particularly with the first book, that there was something that was not being captured. 12mo
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rwmg
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