An absolutely wonderful collection of well crafted and touching short stories. A collection offering a fabulous assortment – love, history, social injustices. Eleven stories well written with more than satisfying endings. Every story penned by Mallery is a delight, leaving the reader pleased. In my opinion, a hallmark of a gifted writer is one able to construct a mixture of stories diverse in content, characters along with surprising and fulfilling endings, Mallery more than accomplishes this task and exhibits her fine writing ability, she excels in historical fiction, no doubt her niche and she does it extremely well.
This is my second book by Mallery, once again she is competent of spinning a yarn, this time eleven short stories all affecting and sentimental. Fans of short stories carrying adventure, historical fiction and romance will want to read this. Once you pick this book up you won’t be able to put it down, Mallery’s writing and narratives are superb, her creativity and originality weaved in every story. Truly one of the best collection of shorts I have read in a long time. Wonderful for all ages, anyone seeking time well spent.
The eleven 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 Shirtwaist Factory fire; from a 1980ís Romeo and Juliet romance between a rising Wall Street financial ëstarí and an eclectic fiber artist, to a Haight-Asbury love affair between a professor and a beautiful macramÈ artist gone horribly askew, just to name a few.
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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.
ìUnexpected Giftsî, her debut novel, is currently available on Amazon. ìSewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threadsî, her collection of short stories, Jan. 2014, both books by Mockingbird Lane Press.
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Monday, December 1
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Review at Bibliotica
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Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective
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Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews and More
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Review at WV Stitcher
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Review at A Book Geek
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Review at Book Nerd
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Review at Based on a True Story
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Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
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Review at Book Babe
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Review at Just One More Chapter
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Review at Book Drunkard