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.
©2004 Willina Lane Productions; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Flagg makes this down-home story about good neighbors and the power of love sparkle with wit and humor....Flagg is a gifted storyteller who knows how to tug at readers' heartstrings, winding up her satisfying holiday tale with the requisite Christmas miracle." (Publishers Weekly)
I have recommended it to several people because it is a book that makes you smile inside.
I have read or listened to almost all of Fannie Flagg's books and this is one of my favorites.
Bought this as a CD many moons ago ..played it on a trip, passed it on to family and friends and the enjoyment was shared. May seem a bit disjointed at first - I had no clue that I would laugh out loud often as well as shed some tears. It is a good feel story. Blue bird of happiness has nothing on this Redbird!! (So now I bought it for Ipad to enjoy all over again!)
This is abosuletly a great story anytime of the year but perfect for Christmas. Fannie creates such real people in her books. I live in Tennessee and have been in various towns of Alabama and have met people in small towns who gather around a new person to welcome them into the community. They will also gather about anyone who needs help. I gave the cd version to a friend and she really liked it. I will buy more Fannie Flagged unabridged stories.
I've heard Welcome to the World Baby Girl, Fried Green Tomatoes at Whistle Stop Cafe, Can't Wait To Get to Heaven
Well since they're a creation of Ms Flagg I would like to dine with her. I would enjoy hearing more stories as this and how she is able to make them so vivid.
Please offer more of her books on Audible - unabridged.
Orson was my favorite character because he started out as such a hopeless person and evolved throughout the story.
The way that Fannie Flagg performed the book was part of its charm. Her voice took me to the small community and drew me in. Her narration was part of the atmosphere.
I wouldn't change anything about this book. It was perfect!
Reading this book was like becoming part of a small community with heart warming and quirky residents. I loved the way that the whole community rallied around a resident in need. The main character in the story, the redbird, was magical. This was a book with a good plot that I couldn't predict and a wonderful ending! I would recommend this book to anyone.
Even though this book was fairly predictable, I still enjoyed it. It did not have as many character twists and turns as Ms. Flagg's other books, but I still highly recommend it. It was delightful and a nice "feel good" book.
What a wonderful and cozy read. Characters are well developed, and Ms. Flagg draws her listeners right into the small town. Love the sound of her voice! Off to find another one of Ms. Flagg's jewels!
Sweet uplifting story from one of my favorite story-tellers. It's always in a place you would want to visit (and maybe live). I thoroughly enjoyed this listen.
I was surprised that I really enjoyed this book. Somewhat predictable, it did a good job of explaining the south and the caring of neighbors and small town
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