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A Redbird Christmas : a novel

by Flagg, Fannie.

Format: Large Print 2004
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 17 of 17 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Seasonal/Holiday Books LP HOLIDAY FLAG
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Brentwood Library Special Collections XMAS COLL LARGE PRINT Flagg
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Collection  Special Collections
 
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CLP - Beechview Large Print Books FICTION Flagg, F
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Collection  Large Print Books
 
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CLP - East Liberty Large Print Books FICTION Flagg, F
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Collection  Large Print Books
 
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CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books FICTION Flagg, F CL12201
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Collection  Large Print Books
 
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CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books FICTION Flagg, F CL12201
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Large Print Books
 
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Large Print LP FIC FLA
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Large Print LP FIC FLA
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Monroeville Public Library Large Print Flagg
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Northern Tier Regional Library Large Print LP FIC FLAGG
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Northland Public Library Large Print FIC FLAGG LP
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Collection  Large Print
 
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Penn Hills Library Large Print LP FLA
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Large Print Fic Fla LARGE PRINT
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Plum Community Library Large Print LP FIC FLA
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Sewickley Public Library Closed Stacks LP F FLA
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Large Print Fiction WOMENS FLAGG Fannie
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Sight Saving FIC FLA SS
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Summary
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. From the Hardcover edition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Oswald Campbell doesn't have much to live for, except to cash his paltry pension check, drop in on the occasional AA meeting, and visit the VA hospital. Dreading another winter in Chicago, he takes in stride the news that his emphysema will probably take his life before Christmas. Having no family except an ex-wife, who has since moved on, Oswald follows his doctor's advice and spends his final months in a more comfortable climate. By chance, he ends up in Lost River, Alabama, a sleepy town with so many single, older women that Frances Cleverdon, a widow, hopes that Oswald will turn out to be someone's knight in shining armor. Not quite the Romeo they had hoped for, Oswald nonetheless is taken under folks' wings. Without noticing how it happens, Oswald comes to love Lost River, visiting the town store and the feisty redbird that lives there, waiting out at the dock for the river-faring postman to bring the mail, or accepting myriad dinner invitations from the town's women. Flagg based Lost River on her own hometown, and though such places may actually exist, there nevertheless is an allegorical feel to this little tale of hope, friendship, and common decency. Intended as a Christmas story, it would be readable year-round. --Mary Frances Wilkens Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lured by a brochure his doctor gives him after informing him that his emphysema has left him with scarcely a year to live, 52-year-old Oswald T. Campbell abandons wintry Chicago for Lost River, Ala., where he believes he'll be spending his last Christmas. Bestselling author Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes; Standing in the Rainbow) makes this down-home story about good neighbors and the power of love sparkle with wit and humor, as she tells of Oswald's new life in a town with one grocery store and a resident cardinal (or redbird, as the natives call it). Frances Cleverdon, one of four widows and three single women in town, hopes to fix him up with her sister, Mildred-if only Mildred wouldn't keep dying her hair outrageous colors every few days. The quirky story takes a heartwarming turn when Frances and Oswald become involved in the life of Patsy Casey, an abandoned young girl with a crippled leg. As Christmas approaches, the townspeople and neighboring communities-even the Creoles, whose long-standing feud with everybody else keeps them on the other side of the river-rally round shy, sweet Patsy. Flagg is a gifted storyteller who knows how to tug at readers' heartstrings, winding up her satisfying holiday tale with the requisite Christmas miracle. Agent, Joni Evans. (Nov. 9) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects City and town life -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Alabama -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :Random House Large Print,2004
Edition 1st large print ed.
Language English
Description 327 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
ISBN 0375433899
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