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Before we say goodbye : a novel / Toshikazu Kawaguchi ; translated from the Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot.


The fourth novel in the 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 time-travel offer. 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. 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; and the daughter who drove her father away. Featuring signature heartwarming characters and wistful storytelling, in the beautifully haunting Before We Say Goodbye, Kawaguchi asks: Who would you visit if you could travel through time?

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781335009111
  • ISBN: 1335009116
  • Physical Description: 232 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published as: Sayonara mo ienai uchi ni. Tokyo : Sunmark Publishing, Inc., 2021.
Formatted Contents Note:
The husband -- The farewell -- The proposal -- The daughter.
Language Note:
Translated from the Japanese.
Subject: Coffeehouses > Japan > Tokyo > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Tokyo (Japan) > Fiction.
Genre: Time-travel fiction.
Time-travel fiction.
Magic realist fiction.

Available copies

  • 12 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library FICTION KAWAGUCHI 2023 (Text) 0001012530968 Fiction Available -

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