Ferry Tales: Sushi on Board with Shiro Kashiba



Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!

On Saturday, September 28th, renowed Seattle sushi chef Shiro Kashiba will discuss his memoir and cookbook aboard the 3 p.m. Seattle-Bainbridge ferry. After the ride, follow him to Intentional Table (124 Madrone Lane, Bainbridge Island)  for a tasting! Call 206.842.COOK (2665) to register. 

No sign-up is required for the ferry-based portion of the event. Please contact Intentional Table to register for the tasting portion. There is no charge for this event, though ferry riders will need to pay the normal ferry fare to board.

“To get a sense of what it must have been like to watch Picasso at work, grab a seat at the sushi bar at Shiro’s and watch chef/owner Shiro Kashiba” –USA Today



Thanks for visiting the Ferry Tales discussion forum!  Whether or not you make it to our in-person discussions on the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry once a month, this is a space to participate in our discussion.  KRL librarians will post the nuts-and-bolts - the book selections, interesting tie-ins, updates on meeting times and locations, and such - but really this is here for you to share your ideas. 

Have a thought as you’re reading, but the meeting is still 2 weeks away?  Want to continue a thread a few days after we’ve met?  Couldn’t make it, but still want to put in your two cents?  Leave a comment!

What We’re Reading

We’re currently reading Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson.

Recap from previous months:

November: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
October: The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
September: The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri

What We’ve Read: Recap

No matter how old we get, this time of year will always feel like back-to-school. It makes we want to reorganize and take stock, to pause and reflect back on what we’ve read so far this year. It’s been a diverse run, with more adventures to come! What’s your favorite so far?

January: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

February:The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

March: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, with special guest author Laurie King

April: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

May: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

June: The Highest Tide, with guest author Jim Lynch

July: The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant

August: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

September (what we’re reading now): The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri

A New Book and a New Program

Susan WiggsExciting news! Ferry Tales is being expanded to also include once-monthly author events. On the fourth Thursday of the month, meet a prominent local author. Tomorrow, our very first author will be the bestselling Susan Wiggs! Her new book, The Apple Orchard, has just been published. (And she might even have a little treat for you …)

We even got a little publicity about it from one of my favorite blogs:


I’m looking forward to discussing The Book Thief by Markus Zusak with you in May.