Before We Say Goodbye

Before We Say Goodbye

Fiction, General Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 14/09/2023
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Before We Say Goodbye
More moving stories
In this fourth instalment, we’ve come to know what to expected within these books. Yet, they are always still beautifully written and extremely moving. I f... READ MORE
Molly at East Kilbride
Before We Say Goodbye
Book number 4 in the series
Book number 4 in the series, and we are back in the original Cafe Funiculi Funicula in Tokyo - after our brief foray last outing in Cafe Donna Donna - wher... READ MORE
Alan M
Before We Say Goodbye
Kawaguchi does it again!
Kawaguchi has spoiled us all with another installment of the 'Before the Coffee Goes Cold' series. The hardback is absolutely beautiful. The sakura leav... READ MORE
Dani B


The fourth novel in Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s internationally bestselling 'Before the Coffee Gets Cold' series. The regulars at the magical Cafe Funiculi Funicula are well acquainted with its famous legend and extraordinary, secret menu time travel offering. Many patrons have reunited with old flames, made amends with estranged family, and visited loved ones. But the journey is not without risks and there are rules to follow. Travellers must have visited the cafe previously and crucially, must return to the present in the time it takes for their coffee to go cold. In the tradition of Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s sensational 'Before the Coffee Gets Cold' series, readers will once again be introduced to a new set of visitors: The husband with something important left to say The woman who couldn’t bid her dog farewell The woman who couldn’t answer a proposal The daughter who drove her father away... Translated from the Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot and featuring signature heart-warming characters and wistful storytelling, in the beautifully haunting Before We Say Goodbye, Kawaguchi poses: who would you visit if you could travel through time?

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781035023424
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 268g
  • Dimensions: 205 x 139 x 21 mm

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Before We Say Goodbye
Beautifully crafted tales of time travel and the search for closure
‘If you could go back, who would you want to meet?’ My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Before We Say Goodbye’ by Toshikazu Kawaguchi... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
Before We Say Goodbye
Another brilliant installment from Toshikazu Kawaguchi.
If you have read Before the Coffee Gets Cold then you will know that the magical Cafe Funiculi Funicula allows patrons to travel back in time, but there ar... READ MORE
Sydney K
Before We Say Goodbye
Pure magic. Makes you appreciate the little moments and makes every day feel remarkably special.
What can I say about this book? For a start, it made me openly cry on a crowded train. It was beautiful. Before We Say Goodbye has solidified Toshikazu Kaw... READ MORE
Alice Hickling
Before We Say Goodbye
Another emotional and gentle read
This is the fourth in the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series set in the magically surreal Funiculi Funicula cafe. As in the previous books customers come ... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
Before We Say Goodbye
Writing to move and change one for the better.
Emotionally moving; upsetting a lifetime’s effort to avoid sentimentality. Ever since Bambi, Love Story and those times you stray towards blubbering in pub... READ MORE
Before We Say Goodbye
love this series so much
I honestly love this series of books,I have read them on ebook and I need my own paper copies
Before We Say Goodbye
Fine, but this fourth book is perhaps unnecessary
This book, similarly to the other three in the series, is very whimsical and wholesome. It tells the stories of four different characters who all visit a c... READ MORE
Claudia George