Before Your Memory Fades

A Novel

by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

On Sale: 11/15/2022

Before Your Memory Fades

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Before Your Memory Fades

A Novel

by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

On Sale: 11/15/2022

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About the Book

The latest novel in the international bestselling Before the Coffee Gets Cold Series, following four new customers in a little Tokyo café where customers can travel back in time.

In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café that 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 and Tales from the Cafe comes another story of four new customers, each of whom is hoping to take advantage of Café Funiculi Funicula's time-traveling offer. Along with some familiar faces from Kawaguchi's previous novels, readers will also be introduced to a daughter, a comedian, a sister and a lover, each with something they wish they had said differently.

With his signature heartwarming characters and immersive storytelling, Kawaguchi once again invites the reader to ask themselves: what would you change if you could travel back in time?

Critical Praise

Praise for the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series
 
"Endearing." New York Times Book Review
 
"Heartwarming, quirky, and wistful." Huffpost
 
"The narrative is deeply moving." Chicago Review of Books
 
"Kawaguchi…has a surprising, unerring ability to find lasting emotional resonance. Interwoven into what initially feels like a whimsical escape are existential conundrums of love and loss, family and freedom, life and death." Christian Science Monitor
 
"This charmingly magical novel is about discovering happiness despite the pasts that we desperately want to revisit." The Harvard Crimson
 
“Kawaguchi has found a unique way to manipulate such a commonly used trope as time travel and has captured the power of joy as a legacy.” —Library Journal
 
“The book’s resonating charm provides lasting emotional balm.” —Booklist -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781335429285
  • ISBN 10: 133542928X
  • Imprint: Hanover Square Press
  • On Sale: 11/15/2022
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Magical Realism
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Fantasy / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Science Fiction / General

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