2000 - 2007

A Redbird Christmas – Fannie Flagg

I don’t normally read books based on a theme or the time of year, but this is more due to lack of organisational skills than any aversion to them. Last year I saw A Redbird Christmas mentioned by Michelle at 1MoreChapter and thought it sounded lovely. By the time the copy I got from BookMooch arrived, it was too late for that Christmas, so I stored it ready for this year. I’m so pleased that I got a copy, as it is such a sweet, heartwarming book – perfect for this time of year.

The story focuses on Oswald, who is told he has terminal lung disease. If he wants to survive until Christmas, he is advised to move out of the city and live in the fresh, country air. Nervously he makes the big move and finds a welcoming community, who turn his life around. You can probably guess what happens, but this simple story is such a pleasure to read that it doesn’t matter.

It is a short, but wonderful tale about the power of human kindness.

Recommended to everyone who needs a lighter, happier read at this festive time of year.



What is your favourite book with a Christmas theme?

Have youread any other Fannie Flagg books?