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Join the Club this Semester

The Libraries encourage undergraduate students to join the Monarch Book Club before the Spring '23 semester wraps up! Please participate by registering for the next online session via Zoom, and share thoughts on Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi.

  • Next Event: April 6, 7pm to 8:30pm
  • Please register at https://tinyurl.com/y2cryn7e
  • The first 12 registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Before the Coffee Gets Cold!

About the book: In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time. In Before the Coffee Gets Cold, we meet four visitors, each of whom is hoping to make use of the café's time-travelling offer, in order to: confront the man who left them, receive a letter from their husband whose memory has been taken by early onset Alzheimer's, to see their sister one last time, and to meet the daughter they never got the chance to know. But the journey into the past does not come without risks: customers must sit in a particular seat, they cannot leave the café, and finally, they must return to the present before the coffee gets cold. (Goodreads)

Questions? Contact Travis Jones at tljones@odu.edu.

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