Before Your Memory Fades (Original)


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$19.99  $18.59
Hanover Square Press
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5.54 X 7.42 X 1.03 inches | 0.67 pounds

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About the Author

TOSHIKAZU KAWAGUCHI was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1971. He has produced, directed and written for the theatrical group Sonic Snail. As a playwright, his works include COUPLE, Sunset Song and family time. His play Before the Coffee Gets Cold won the grand prize at the Suginami Drama Festival. This is his debut as an author. Before the Coffee Gets Cold has become an international bestseller and has been adapted for the screen in Japan.


Praise for the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series

"Endearing." --New York Times Book Review

"Heartwarming, quirky, and wistful." --Huffpost

"The narrative is deeply moving." --Chicago Review of Books

"Kawaguchi...has a surprising, unerring ability to find lasting emotional resonance. Interwoven into what initially feels like a whimsical escape are existential conundrums of love and loss, family and freedom, life and death." --Christian Science Monitor

"This charmingly magical novel is about discovering happiness despite the pasts that we desperately want to revisit." --The Harvard Crimson

"Kawaguchi has found a unique way to manipulate such a commonly used trope as time travel and has captured the power of joy as a legacy." --Library Journal

"The book's resonating charm provides lasting emotional balm." --Booklist

Praise for Before Your Memory Fades

"Kawaguchi's comforting and thought-provoking book is perfect reading for cold winter nights."--Library Journal
"[A] mosaic novel... Readers looking for a nudge to live life to its fullest will find one here."--Publishers Weekly