Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads is a collection of 11 short stories that all have the same theme, sewing and quilting. A very clever way to incorporate the theme into these stories that are very different. These are all historical fiction and include a story about the tragedy that was The Shirtwaist Factory where 145 women died in a devastating fire, drug trafficking, 1960'sHaight Ashbury during the free love and drug culture of the Vietnam War, and a quilt that was cursed from the Salem Witch Trials among others..
These are stories of love, courage and hope, each story having a moral, some happy and some sad. I really liked this collection of stories, it is a fast read and will keep the reader interested until the end. I love the way the author tells a story with well researched themes and I could tell that S.R. Mallery is passionate about what she writes. Her first published work was Unexpected Gifts that was also a very good read. I recommend this short book for the historical fiction and short story lover. You will not be disappointed.