Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads

  • by S. R. Mallery
  • Narrated by Suzie Althens
  • 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Wonderful set of tales

This is one of the best books I've heard/read in a long time. The author meshed history with the stories which lent an air of facination, especially since I love history. While some of the stories had dark elements, they all ended well, something I appreciate. I look forward to reading more works by SR Mallery.
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- New Mexico Reader

Wonderful stories.

What made the experience of listening to Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the diversity of the stories, how each one kept me intrigued and interested to the very end.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was really moved by the quilt story. What a wonderful, heartbreaking story.


Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed listening to this book.

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- Sandra Gibbs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-08-2014
  • Publisher: Sarah Mallery