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Virtual Book Club – “Before the Coffee Gets Cold”
Posted By:  Cari Hillman
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Join our Virtual Book Club this March as we read and discuss “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” by Toshikazu Kawaguchi.  

In a time when things are feeling very “distanced,” we hope this Virtual Book Club helps to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading, and compel friends, families and neighbors to share their thoughts while reading.   

Here is how it works:  Borrow the book “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” by Toshikazu Kawaguchi and discuss it along with us! The book is available in traditional format (pick up in the Library or through Curbside Service) and in ebook/eaudiobook on both Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla. You can put the book on hold now through MidPointe’s  eCatalog.   Jump into virtual discussions online via MidPointe’s social media (Facebook and Twitter) and blog by responding in the comments to the questions we post. We will be sharing several questions a week but encourage you to add questions of your own for others to react to and discuss.   

About the book:
 In a small back alley in Tokyo at a century-old coffee shop rumored to offer patrons the chance to travel back in time, four customers reevaluate their life choices. With endearing characters, this book has a charm all its own. Originally written as a play, “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” is Kawaguchi’s first novel, originally published in Japan in 2015.  

About the author: Toshikazu Kawaguchi was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1971. He formerly produced, directed and wrote for the theatrical group Sonic Snail. As a playwright, his works include “COUPLE”, “Sunset Song”, and “Family Time”. The novel “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” is adapted from a play by Kawaguchi, which won the 10th Suginami Drama Festival grand prize. 



 
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