By Fannie Flagg
With a similar incomparable type and hot, inviting voice that experience made her liked through thousands of readers all over the 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 often called misplaced River, a spot that point itself turns out to have forgotten. After a startling analysis from his general practitioner, Oswald T. Campbell leaves in the back of the chilly and damp of the oncoming Chicago wintry weather to spend what he believes could be his final Christmas within the hot and alluring city of misplaced River. There he meets the postman who grants mail by way of 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 solid works. And he meets a bit redbird named Jack, who's on the heart of this story of a mystical Christmas while whatever so striking occurred that those that witnessed it have by no means forgotten it. when you adventure the sweetness, you too won't ever fail to remember A Redbird Christmas.
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They immediately scattered back into the woods, but they had just shot something, and whatever it was it was still alive and on the ground flopping around. Roy walked over and picked it up. It was a baby bird. ” It was a scruffy tiny grayand-brown thing, so young he could not tell what it was. Probably a sparrow or a mockingbird or a wren of some kind. He had picked up many dead or hurt birds that these boys had shot but this was the youngest by far. It probably had not even learned to fly. He knew he couldn’t save it, but he took the little bird back inside the store anyway, wrapped it up in an old sock, and put it in a box in a warm dark place in his office so some hawk or owl or other predator could not get it.
The operator? ” “Do you happen to have the number of the Woodbound Hotel? ” “Yes, I’ve heard of it . . ” “Well, no. ” Mildred looked at her funny. ” “Mr. ” “In ? ” “Oh . . well . . ” “There used to be a few, but not anymore. ” “My doctor gave me a brochure, but obviously it was a little out-of-date. ” “Hold on a second, Mr. Campbell,” she said, and called out, “Mildred, close that screen door, you’re letting the flies in. I’m sorry, Mr. Campbell. qxd 9/1/04 11:54 AM Page 23 A Redbird Christmas ter, get out of the cold weather for a while.
When he got to the end of the street he saw a redbrick grocery store building with two gas pumps in front and went in. A clean-cut man with brown hair, wearing khaki pants and a plaid shirt, was at the cash register. ” Oswald asked. “Yes, sir,” the man said, “and you must be Mr. Campbell. ” He reached over and shook his hand. ” Roy chuckled. “From the ladies, Mr. Campbell. They’ve all been waiting on you. qxd 9/1/04 11:54 AM Page 53 A Redbird Christmas Oswald put his hands up. ” “Don’t kid yourself, Mr.
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg