A Redbird Christmas

Version: Unabridged
Author: Fannie Flagg
Narrator: Fannie Flagg
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: November 2004
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, "New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic.
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.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews (21)

A RedBird Christmas

Written by Debbie from Acworth, GA on February 22nd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A happy read! Easy and stress relieving. I really enjoyed the book being written by the author, Fannie Flagg.

A Redbird Christmas

Written by elliem on December 29th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

CUTE...good for those time you want a feel good...not heavy book

Hard to Follow

Written by Branson Girl on July 23rd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book had a good story. But it was so hard to follow. Nearly all of the characters are introduced in the beginning of the book, and then it kept skipping forward and backward by decades. When it was over, I felt like I had to go back and hear it again, just to keep up. Good story, but very confused writing.

Feel Good

Written by JSM on July 5th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was my first read of a Fannie Flagg book. I found it a "feel good" read. That is how it made me feel. Now I keep my eye out for her books. Because with all the stress I feel in my life it is wonderful to escape to the happy world of Fannie Flagg where people help their neighbors solve problems and help strangers. Hope she brightens your day too.

Hoorah!

Written by Flakdog from Redlands, CA on July 12th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

You've got to love Fannie! Another of her heartwarming, humorous, character-building fun stories. The only problem with her books is that they end too soon. Hurrah for Fannie! Adds lightheartedness to a too-serious world.

A Redbird Christmas

Written by Anonymous on January 29th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fannie Flagg is one of the best storytellers I've had the honor of listening to! She captures the beauty of life and gives it to you in a multitude of directions. Bravo!

fannie flagg

Written by Anonymous from Daisy, GA on June 21st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Fannie Flagg really knows the South. This book was great! Can't wait to read more Flagg books. I feel like a part of the family in this story. You really get to know the characters.

Classic

Written by Anonymous from Franconia, NH on April 3rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Classic Fannie Flagg. great book!! Would recommend!

Redbird Christmas

Written by Anonymous from Winchester, KY on January 21st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a heart-warming story -- if you want something calmning and few entertaining twists, this is a 'must read'.

Redbird Christmas

Written by Sara Lott from Sumrall, MS on January 7th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book! Just a nice story, very well written, and read by Fannie Flagg herself. Highly recommended for a good story!

Author Details

Author Details

Flagg, Fannie

"Fannie Flagg's writing career began behind the scenes of television's Candid Camera and progressed to out-in-front as performer-writer. Her acting achievements led to roles in motion pictures including Five Easy Pieces, with Jack Nicholson; Stay Hungry, with Jeff Bridges and Sally Field; and, most recently, Crazy in Alabama, with Melanie Griffith. For the theater in New York she did Patio Porch and Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, and played the lead role in the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Her first novel, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, was on the New York Times bestseller list for ten weeks. Her second, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, praised by Harper Lee and Eudora Welty, was on the Times list for thirty-six weeks. It was made into the memorable hit movie Fried Green Tomatoes, starring Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates. The screenplay, also written by Flagg, earned her the coveted Scripters Award and was nominated for an Academy Award and the Writers Guild of America Screen Award. Her reading of the Random House audiobook received a Grammy nomination.

That book gave way to an even bigger hardcover success for Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, which The Christian Science Monitor called ""captivating . . . a comic novel to open with open arms.""

Flagg lives in California and in Alabama."