Barge Right In
by Riette Gallienne
What’s real and what’s fiction in Barge Right In?
We asked author Riette Gallienne, “What’s real and what’s fiction in Barge Right In?” Here’s what she told us:
“Everyone in Sausalito saw the big barge and crane next to Scoma’s Restaurant recently as they did pier repairs. In fact, all the waterfront construction projects in the story are real, and the building work happened at the same time and in the same places. We all know the sewer leaks are real, especially the residents of Old Town! And when the new Amy’s Café opens near the Turney St. boat ramp this summer, their plans will have been delayed by the very problems with prior permits that plagued our fictional Bayer’s Bakery in the same spot. There is no Alma Gaffigan, but her house and garage are real… I’ll leave it to the readers to find that perfect lookout spot! And of course, all the scenes in City Hall, Horizons Restaurant and the streets of Sausalito are based on the real places. Those are the true stories of Sausalito behind Barge Right In – all I did was add the crime and criminals!”
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