A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
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|Wed, 09-21-2005 - 11:44am|
This was an extremely light, fluffy, enjoyable read. Very different from her other books. Definitely the feel-good story of the year. It's the story of a middle-aged guy who has very bad emphesema. His Dr. recommends a tiny town in Alabama (I think) where he can go for his health. It turns out to be the sweetest little village full of fun characters. I loved the book until after the (not entirely expected) climax passed. then the end of the book went very quickly & became almost a dry listing of what happened to everybody in the next several years. I was really disappointed in the way the ending was handled.
This is not that much of a Christmas story, & is suitable reading for any time of year. I'd be curious to hear anybody else's opinion of the book.
My next book on deck is the only one of Flagg's that I haven't read--Standing Under the Rainbow. It looks like a sequel to 1 or 2 of her others.