Before the Coffee Gets Cold

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold will leave the reader with feelings of hope, happiness, and sadness all in one swoop. There is a little cafe in Japan associated with an urban legend that one can go back in time if one sits in a particular seat. There are rules, however, including the fact that you must not get up from the seat and you must not let your coffee get cold. Going back in time cannot change the present. You also cannot travel more than once.

This book had me mesmerized from the very beginning. All the characters in the book are closely intertwined, and each one has a special story as to why they want to sit in the chair and whom they would want to visit. The characters are all very endearing and sweet. Even after finishing the book, it left me with thoughts about what I would do if I could go back in time. This is a must-read for lovers of time travel and life lessons. It is a beautifully written book with prose that will speak deeply to the heart of the reader.

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Author Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Hanover Square Press
Publish Date 2020-Nov-17
ISBN 9781335430991 Buy this Book
Issue February 2021
Category Popular Fiction