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Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads by S.R. Mallery, review

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02_Sewing Can Be Dangerous CoverABOUT THE BOOK:

The 11 long short stories in Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads combine history, mystery, action, and/or romance, and range from drug trafficking using Guatemalan hand-woven wallets, to an Antebellum U. S. slave using codes in her quilts as a message system to freedom; from an ex-journalist and her Hopi Indian maid solving a cold case together involving Katchina spirits, to a couple hiding Christian passports in a comforter in Nazi Germany; from a wedding quilt curse dating back to the Salem Witchcraft trials, to a mystery involving a young seamstress in the infamous Triangle Shirt Factory fire; from a 1980s Romeo and Juliet romance between a rising Wall Street financial “star” and an eclectic fiber artist, to a Haight-Asbury love affair between a professor and a beautiful macrame artist gone horribly askew, just to name a few.

MY REVIEW:

I don’t often choose to read this type of book, but Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads by S.R. Mallery is a wonderful collection of short stories that I truly enjoyed.  One of the reasons, I think, is because each story is completely unique.  Nothing really ties the stories together except for the excellent storytelling.  Each tale is like a present just waiting to be unwrapped – and when you do, another present awaits and you are once again transported to another time.  They aren’t stories that you can just leave behind though.  They will keep you thinking and make you feel because of exceptionally real characters and true to life experiences.  This book is the perfect way to spend a day, perhaps with a cup of tea, reading about lives.

 

03_S R  Mallery Author-001ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

S.R. Mallery has worn various hats in her life.

First, a classical/pop singer/composer, she moved on to the professional world of production art and calligraphy. Next came a long career as an award winning quilt artist/teacher and an ESL/Reading instructor. Her short stories have been published in descant 2008, Snowy Egret, Transcendent Visions, The Storyteller, and Down In the Dirt.

“Unexpected Gifts”, her debut novel, is currently available on Amazon. “Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads”, her collection of short stories, Jan. 2014, both books by Mockingbird Lane Press.

For more information please visit S.R. Mallery’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

 

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