Tales from the Cafe
January 11, 2023 6:24 PM - Subscribe

From the author of the international bestseller Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this book follows four new customers who hope to travel back in time in a little Japanese cafe.

"This is a great book for a vacation, would be great for book club discussions, or for anyone who is looking for a story that is just a little bit different." -- Tricia Nelson, The Gloss

"This book gives us just enough of something new while staying true to what made the original such a roaring success. There is heart and love and sweetness to spare." -- Will Heath, Books & Bao

"I love how this book really shows how even when you move on with your life in a physical sense how your fear and shame can bleed into the decisions you make from then on." -- Nic Daniels, Audacity
posted by Etrigan (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I didn't like this nearly as much as the first. Might have been too many similar names for my non-Japanese eye to keep track of (some editions of this allegedly have a "character map" at the front, which probably would have helped). But the writing (or at least the translation) just felt... flatter than the first.

Definitely still getting the next one though.
posted by Etrigan at 6:51 AM on January 12

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