New Titles from Neill Public Library 2/4/2023

Adult Titles
Posted on 02/04/2023
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold  (book 1)cover of Before the Coffee Gets Cold
by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Available as: eAudio, eBook, print book


Tales From the Café (book 2)cover of Tales from the Cafe
by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Available as: eBook, eAudio, print book


Before your Memory Fades (book 3)cover of Before Your Memory Fades
by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Available as: print book

Showcasing NPL Director, Dan Owen’s new favorite series from his 2022 reading and currently on our new release fiction shelves.  All three of Toshi Kawaguchi’s novels are set in Tokyo, in a coffee shop on a quiet small back alley where they have been brewing their unique blend of coffee for over a hundred years.  Besides a carefully brewed cup of coffee, customers are given a rare opportunity to travel back in time but only for as long as it takes for their cup to go from hot to cold.  Each book asks the heartwarming characters featured, to ask themselves the essential question, “what would you change if you could travel back in time?”.  Cozy, quirky, comforting and with intertwining characters woven throughout each book.  This is immersive storytelling at its finest and leaves the reader wondering where a visit to Café Funiculi Funiculi in Tokyo might take them and a craving for another mug of coffee.