Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café – Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot)

*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Picador – Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: 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 … Continue reading Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café – Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot)

The Cat and the City – Nick Bradley

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Atlantic Books and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes … Continue reading The Cat and the City – Nick Bradley

Blog Tour: Drowning in the Floating World – Meg Eden

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  Drowning in the Floating World by Meg Eden immerses us into the Japanese natural disaster known as 3/11: the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi … Continue reading Blog Tour: Drowning in the Floating World – Meg Eden