The Resource A redbird Christmas : a novel, Fannie Flagg

A redbird Christmas : a novel, Fannie Flagg

Label
A redbird Christmas : a novel
Title
A redbird Christmas
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fannie Flagg
Creator
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
Summary
Oswald T. Campbell, aged fifty-two, down-and-out in a Chicago winter, is given only months to live unless he moves South...He finds himself in the small town of Lost River, Alabama, where the residents are friendly if feud-prone and eccentric to a fault. One of them, Roy, keeps a red cardinal, a once wounded bird called Jack. Patsy, a sad, sweet little kid with a crippled leg, from the trailer park up in the woods, takes to dropping by the store - and falls in love with Jack. Flagg takes us on an emotional roller-coaster ride through the lives and hearts of an engaging crew of misfits, fixers and ordinary good-hearted folk, set against the vivid natural backdrop of a mellow Alabama winter.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
128987
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flagg, Fannie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.L26
LC item number
R43 2004eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged men
  • Terminally ill
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Single women
  • City and town life
  • Cardinals
  • Abandoned children
  • Children with disabilities
  • Alabama
Target audience
adult
Label
A redbird Christmas : a novel, Fannie Flagg
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2A0235BE-E9E7-4800-BDC9-F7F5639E90C9
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn294799517
Dimensions
21 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
229 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588364210
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2A0235BE-E9E7-4800-BDC9-F7F5639E90C9
Label
A redbird Christmas : a novel, Fannie Flagg
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2A0235BE-E9E7-4800-BDC9-F7F5639E90C9
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn294799517
Dimensions
21 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
229 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588364210
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2A0235BE-E9E7-4800-BDC9-F7F5639E90C9

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