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A Redbird Christmas

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A Redbird Christmas

A Redbird Christmas

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Fannie Flagg
publisher:
Random House
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B

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. Campbell, named after a can of tomato soup), an orphan girl, and a pet cardinal rescued after a shooting. What they all find in Lost River, Ala., is a chance to heal each other. If the ending of A Redbird Christmas out-syrups Aunt Jemima, the saving grace is her lean, witty prose (Oswald ”always felt like a pair of white socks and brown shoes in a roomful of tuxedos”).