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The Resource A redbird Christmas : a novel, Fannie Flagg, (electronic resource)

A redbird Christmas : a novel, Fannie Flagg, (electronic resource)

Label
A redbird Christmas : a novel
Title
A redbird Christmas
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fannie Flagg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oswald Campbell doesn't have much to live for, except to cash his paltry pension check, drop in on the occasional AA meeting, and visit the VA hospital. Dreading another winter in Chicago, he takes in stride the news that his emphysema will probably take his life before Christmas. Having no family except an ex-wife, who has since moved on, Oswald follows his doctor's advice and spends his final months in a more comfortable climate. By chance, he ends up in Lost River, Alabama, a sleepy town with so many single, older women that Frances Cleverdon, a widow, hopes that Oswald will turn out to be someone's knight in shining armor. Not quite the Romeo they had hoped for, Oswald nonetheless is taken under folks' wings. Without noticing how it happens, Oswald comes to love Lost River, visiting the town store and the feisty redbird that lives there, waiting out at the dock for the river-faring postman to bring the mail, or accepting myriad dinner invitations from the town's women. Frances hopes to fix him up with her sister, Mildred--if only Mildred wouldn't keep dying her hair outrageous colors every few days. The quirky story takes a heartwarming turn when Frances and Oswald become involved in the life of Patsy Casey, an abandoned young girl with a crippled leg. As Christmas approaches, the townspeople and neighboring communities--even the Creoles, whose long-standing feud with everybody else keeps them on the other side of the river--rally round shy, sweet Patsy
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Flagg, Fannie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.L26
LC item number
R43 2004eb
Literary form
fiction
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  • Middle-aged men
  • Terminally ill
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Single women
  • City and town life
  • Cardinals
  • Abandoned children
  • Children with disabilities
  • Alabama
Label
A redbird Christmas : a novel, Fannie Flagg, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
229 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588364210
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
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2a0235be-e9e7-4800-bdc9-f7f5639e90c9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn294799517
  • (OCoLC)294799517
  • 862832
Label
A redbird Christmas : a novel, Fannie Flagg, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
229 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588364210
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2a0235be-e9e7-4800-bdc9-f7f5639e90c9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn294799517
  • (OCoLC)294799517
  • 862832

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