A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
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With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic.
Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas.

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About Fannie Flagg

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FANNIE FLAGG is a bestselling author and has been an actress, TV producer, speaker, and performer. Her book Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café became a major bestseller, as well as a heart-winning major motion picture. Flagg's script for the film was nominated for an Academy Award and a Writers Guild of America Award, and won the highly regarded Scripters Award. Other bestselling novels include Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!; Standing in the Rainbow; A Redbird Christmas; Can't Wait to Get to Heaven; and I Still Dream About You. She lives in California and Alabama.

Author Residence: Montecito, CA, and Fairhope, AL

Author Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Published October 25, 2005 by Random House (NY). 229 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Turns out that the people of Lost River are a colorful bunch: Roy Grimmit, the strapping owner of the grocery/bait/beer store, hand-feeds a rescued fledgling named Jack (the redbird of the title) and doesn’t care who thinks he’s a sissy.

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A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg 176pp, Chatto & Windus, £10 When I was a young kid just starting to read longer novels, they were all about good people whose very goodness made miracles happen.

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He makes friends with the best fisherman in town, learns about an old feud between this side of the river and the other side, struggles with alcoholism, befriends an abandoned girl who needs medical treatment, meets the local storekeeper who keeps a pet redbird, and miraculously, Oswald begins to...

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Fannie Flagg serves up some holiday cheer with her charming novel about the inhabitants of one small Alabama town and how it changes a man's life forever.

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Entertainment Weekly

Fannie Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café) returns to the South with an engaging tale of a terminally ill man (Oswald T.

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