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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.
©2013 S. R. Mallery (P)2014 Sarah Mallery
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By Margaret on 12-23-17

A little of everything

The author brought us across time, cultures, and to various countries. Some of the stories seemed so plausible I'm going to look up the historical accuracy. I had no idea what to expect... I laughed, cried and was pleasantly entertained.
I think my favorite story was the one when a husband and wife were sewing passports into a quilt to save some Jews from the Nazis. Heartbreaking. I felt like I needed to reach out to the couple at the end.

I would definitely read/listen to another book by this author.

The narrator did a lovely job reading these stories and her voices were unique story to story. I have not listened to a book by her before but gladly would again.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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By Sara Rutgers on 12-12-17

Who knew the importance of sewing!

As the daughter of a seamstress I know how dangerous sewing can be, having stepped on a fair share of pins left on the floor. (Okay it might have just happened once, but ouch!) I was excited to listen to this book and was not disappointed.

This book contains 11 short stories that all relate back to sewing in one way or another. I think my favorite was the story of the pioneer woman whose husband bought her a sewing machine. She decided to keep it out in a shed in the field in hopes of preventing am Indian raid on her house. Her family became resentful of the time she spent sewing. One day a young Indian showed up at her sewing shed needing food and rest. She took care of him for several days and then he just left. Her husband found out after the fact and was very displeased. He changed his mind later when the relationship she formed with this boy ended up preventing an Indian raid.

The stories cover a wide range of historical eras and people. They were all well-written and interesting. I am looking forward to more audio books from this author!

The narrator did a great job in each of the short stories capturing the heart of the story and the characters. I would definitely listen to more book narrated by Suzie.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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