By Fannie Flagg
With an analogous incomparable sort and hot, inviting voice that experience made her liked through hundreds of thousands of readers in every single place, New York Times bestselling writer Fannie Flagg has written a fascinating Christmas tale of religion and wish 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 professional, Oswald T. Campbell leaves in the back of the chilly and damp of the oncoming Chicago wintry weather to spend what he believes may be his final Christmas within the hot and inviting city of misplaced River. There he meets the postman who gives you mail via boat, the shop proprietor who nurses a damaged middle, the women of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots mystery Society, who do clandestine strong works. And he meets a bit redbird named Jack, who's on the middle of this story of a mystical Christmas while whatever so remarkable occurred that those that witnessed it have by no means forgotten it. when you adventure the sweetness, you too won't ever overlook A Redbird Christmas.
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Qxd 9/1/04 11:54 AM Page 24 Fannie Flagg Mildred came back in the kitchen after putting flowers on the two long tables in the other room. ” “Some poor man from Chicago with bad lungs who needs a place for the winter. ” She walked over and pulled out the huge coffeepot. ” “Oh, lord,” said Frances, opening a large dark-brown can of A&P Eight O’Clock coffee. ” Around three o’clock the next afternoon, Oswald was about to pick up the phone and make another call to Florida when it rang. ” “Mr. Campbell, this is Frances Cleverdon, the lady you spoke to in Alabama yesterday.
Qxd 9/1/04 11:54 AM Page 47 A Redbird Christmas was something familiar about her manner and her way of speaking. It was almost as if he had met her before, but he was sure he had not; she was a person you would not forget. ” She turned around and looked at him. ” Oswald quickly said no. Even if he had, from the tone of her voice he would have quit on the spot. “No, I have emphysema; that’s why I’m here. ” She sighed. “Yes, we get a lot of that. Most of the people that come down here have something or another the matter with them .
She pointed at two doors. “Closet to the left, bathroom on the right, and if you need anything just holler. ” He went in the bathroom and was surprised to see it was almost as big as the bedroom, with a green sink and tub. Another surprise: It had a window. He had never seen a bathroom with a window. qxd 9/1/04 11:54 AM Page 48 Fannie Flagg down, but he felt grimy from the train ride so he took a bath and put his pajamas on and got into the soft bed with its clean sweet-smelling sheets. He lay there and looked around his new room once more before he turned off his lamp and fell into a deep peaceful sleep.