A Redbird Christmas Fannie Flagg ( Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café ) returns to the South with an engaging tale of a terminally ill man… A Redbird Christmas Fannie Flagg ( Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café ) returns to the South with an engaging tale of a terminally ill man… 2004-11-02 Fiction Random House
Book Review

A Redbird Christmas (2004)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 02, 2004; Writer: Fannie Flagg; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Random House

Fannie Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café) returns to the South with an engaging tale of a terminally ill man (Oswald T. Campbell, named after a can of tomato soup), an orphan girl, and a pet cardinal rescued after a shooting. What they all find in Lost River, Ala., is a chance to heal each other. If the ending of A Redbird Christmas out-syrups Aunt Jemima, the saving grace is her lean, witty prose (Oswald ''always felt like a pair of white socks and brown shoes in a roomful of tuxedos'').

Originally posted Dec 01, 1979 Published in issue #796 Dec 10, 2004 Order article reprints