Review: Tales From the Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, translated by Geoffrey Trousselot
This volume was short, charming and packs a big emotional punch in all of the right ways. Prepare to have your heart broken, your faith in humanity restored and just to feel, well, optimistic. Or, at least, those are my experiences. Obviously, this is a sequel and I think the books are best read in the order they were published--there are a few threads that may not make a lot of sense if one is to read the books out of order. This one is very short and can be easily read in one or two sittings. The translation is excellent.