Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'A Redbird Christmas'

Aug 13, 2013

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg, reviewed by Wyneth Herrington and read by Diane Daubert.

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A fictional story of a man, Oswald, from Chicago who is given a health diagnosis that changes his life forever. Doctors tell him he has only a few months to live and that he should go south for a better quality of what is left of his life. He finds an old brochure that leads him to a small town in south Alabama along a river. He moves there and meets people who are quite different from him but who prove to be the best friends one can have. Christmas season was once a very sad time for Oswald but becomes one he looks forward to. Also in the story, is Jack, a redbird that lives in the grocery store and has become the talk of the town. I surely didn't know a redbird could be trained! A very enjoyable read.

Staff Picks from the Calloway County Public Library is an ongoing series on WKMS. Hear more staff picks on Sounds Good, and read them online at

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