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A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

By Fannie Flagg

With a similar incomparable sort and hot, inviting voice that experience made her cherished by way of thousands of readers in every single place, New York Times bestselling writer Fannie Flagg has written a fascinating Christmas tale of religion and desire for every age that's guaranteed to develop into a vintage.
Deep within the southernmost a part of Alabama, alongside the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little group referred to as misplaced River, a spot that point itself turns out to have forgotten. After a startling prognosis from his health practitioner, Oswald T. Campbell leaves in the back of the chilly and damp of the oncoming Chicago iciness to spend what he believes could be his final Christmas within the hot and inviting city of misplaced River. There he meets the postman who supplies mail through boat, the shop proprietor who nurses a damaged center, the women of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots mystery Society, who do clandestine stable works. And he meets a bit redbird named Jack, who's on the heart of this story of a paranormal Christmas while whatever so awesome occurred that those that witnessed it have by no means forgotten it. when you event the sweetness, you too won't ever omit A Redbird Christmas.

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After all, he was a strapping six-foot-two man, and taking care of a baby bird might have seemed sissylike to them. As the days went by Roy tried not to become too attached. qxd 9/1/04 11:54 AM Page 32 Fannie Flagg they were and how hard it was to keep them alive. Every morning he half expected to find it dead, but each morning when he opened the door and heard the bird chirping away, he was secretly as pleased as punch and proud of the little bird for hanging on. He never saw anything want to live so bad in all his life, but he still didn’t tell anyone.

Once you’ve experienced true love, you don’t want anybody else. qxd 9/1/04 11:54 AM Page 27 The Store S R  ,  ran the grocery store in Lost River, was a big friendly guy and everybody liked him. He was also one of the few people who had actually been born and raised in the area, except for the Creoles across the river, whose families had been there since the s. Roy had inherited the store from his uncle, who had run it for fifty years. The tin Coca-Cola sign across the front of the brick building advertised it simply as ’ , but it was much more than that.

He couldn’t afford to go anywhere else at this point. He only hoped the grocery store down there sold beer at least. There was no reason to stay sober too long. Not when you had nothing to look forward to anyway. qxd 9/1/04 11:54 AM Page 41 A Redbird Christmas The moment Frances had hung up, she realized that she had forgotten to at least warn him about Betty Kitchen’s mother, Miss Alma. She thought about calling him back but changed her mind. Maybe it was for the best; after all, she didn’t want to scare him off before he even arrived.

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