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A Redbird Christmas

By Fannie Flagg
  • ISBN Code: : 1588364216
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-redbird-christmas.pdf

Book Excerpt :

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic. Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas.

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0812994639
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 514
  • Pdf File: the-all-girl-filling-station-s-last-reunion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
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  • Total of Pages : 48
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  • Pdf File: the-christmas-wish.pdf

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Total of Pages : 256
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  • Total of Pages : 32
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  • Pdf File: fannie-flagg-s-original-whistle-stop-cafe-cookbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Total of Pages : 336
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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Book Code : 1625842007
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Photography
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  • Pdf File: christmas-tales-of-alabama.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially in Alabama. Celebrate the spirit of the season with these tales of Christmases past from the heart of Dixie. There is the story of Helen Keller's first Christmas memories in Tuscumbia, the tale of how Birmingham native Hugh Martin penned the classic tune "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," visions of all the impressive Christmas light displays throughout the state and much more. In a collection of tales that range from the heartwarming to the heartbreaking, Alabama author Kelly Kazek culls from over two hundred years of Christmas celebrations in the state and offers up a gift that no one will want to be without come Christmas morning.

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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1426865643
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
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  • Pdf File: a-homemade-christmas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Making something with your own hands—whether it's a plate of just-baked cookies, a handcrafted stocking, a homemade wreath, or a hand-folded origami ornament—is a great way to connect with the true meaning of Christmas. From holiday decorating to gift giving, A Homemade Christmas is chock-full of projects, recipes, tips, and helpful hints that are guaranteed to add a homemade touch to your holiday season. Open this charming volume to any page and discover a wealth of practical and easy-to-accomplish ideas for a homemade holiday: • create personal, distinctive holiday greetings • deck the halls with festive, handmade trimmings • cook simple but memorable homemade dishes • make unique, handcrafted gifts • share the joy of the season with friends and family Packed with inspiration and how-tos for ideas that are family-friendly and eco-conscious, festive and meaningful, A Homemade Christmas will put homemade back into your holidays!

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  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Book Code : 038568360X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 273
  • Pdf File: the-readers-of-broken-wheel-recommend.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A debut novel to charm all readers, that shows beyond all doubt that it's books, along with love, that make the world go round. It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: 28-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and 65-year-old Amy from the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. After years of exchanging books, letters and thoughts on the meaning of literature and life, Sara, mousy, disheveled, who has never been anywhere in her life--has really lived only for her work in a beloved bookshop, which has just closed its doors for the last time--bravely decides to accept her unknown friend's invitation to visit. But when she arrives, she finds her house empty, the funeral guests just heading home. . . Sara finds herself alone. And what choice do the inhabitants of Broken Wheel have but to take care of their bewildered tourist? And what choice does Sara have, faced with a town where nobody reads and her desire to honour her friend, but to set up the perfect bookshop with all the books she and Amy shared--from Yann Martel's Life of Pi to Iris Murdoch and Jo Nesbo, to Bridget Jones and Doug Coupland's All Families Are Psychotic to Little House on the Prairie? And then watch as the townsfolk are, one by one, transformed in unexpected ways. . . In the glorious tradition of 84 Charing Cross Road, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, Will Schwalbe's The End of Your Life Book Club, Jane Austen, and movies such as You've Got Mail and Love Actually, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a big-hearted, witty book about books, friendship, love--and always being open to the unexpected.

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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0307790959
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: welcome-to-the-world-ba.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A funny, serious, and compelling novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie). “[This] tale of tough, eccentric, endearing women who first endure and then prevail. . . . will make you laugh out loud—and shed a few tears. . . . Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is another rattling success.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery. Among the colorful cast of characters are: Sookie, of Selma, Alabama, Dena's exuberant college roommate, who is everything that Dena is not; she is thrilled by Dena's success and will do everything short of signing autographs for her; Sookie's a mom, a wife, and a Kappa forever Dena's cousins, the Warrens, and her aunt Elner, of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, endearing, loyal, talkative, ditsy, and, in their way, wise Neighbor Dorothy, whose spirit hovers over them all through the radio show that she broadcast from her home in the 1940s Sidney Capello, pioneer of modern sleaze journalism and privateer of privacy, and Ira Wallace, his partner in tabloid television Several doctors, all of them taken with—and almost taken in by-Dena There are others, captivated by a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie.

Books That Cook

By Melissa Goldthwaite
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 1479854441
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 874
  • Pdf File: books-that-cook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whether a five-star chef or beginning home cook, any gourmand knows that recipes are far more than a set of instructions on how to make a dish. They are culture-keepers as well as culture-makers, both recording memories and fostering new ones. Organized like a cookbook, Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal is a collection of American literature written on the theme of food: from an invocation to a final toast, from starters to desserts. All food literatures are indebted to the form and purpose of cookbooks, and each section begins with an excerpt from an influential American cookbook, progressing chronologically from the late 1700s through the present day, including such favorites as American Cookery, the Joy of Cooking, and Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The literary works within each section are an extension of these cookbooks, while the cookbook excerpts in turn become pieces of literature—forms of storytelling and memory-making all their own. Each section offers a delectable assortment of poetry, prose, and essays, and the selections all include at least one tempting recipe to entice readers to cook this book. Including writing from such notables as Maya Angelou, James Beard, Alice B. Toklas, Sherman Alexie, Nora Ephron, M.F.K. Fisher, and Alice Waters, among many others, Books That Cook reveals the range of ways authors incorporate recipes—whether the recipe flavors the story or the story serves to add spice to the recipe. Books That Cook is a collection to serve students and teachers of food studies as well as any epicure who enjoys a good meal alongside a good book.

Women Screenwriters

By Jill Nelmes,Jule Selbo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137312378
  • Total of Pages : 913
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 628
  • Pdf File: women-screenwriters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Women Screenwriters is a study of more than 300 female writers from 60 nations, from the first film scenarios produced in 1986 to the present day. Divided into six sections by continent, the entries give an overview of the history of women screenwriters in each country, as well as individual biographies of its most influential.

Forgotten Tales of Alabama

By Kelly Kazek
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Book Code : 1614236356
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 742
  • Pdf File: forgotten-tales-of-alabama.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Alabama tales that have existed only in rumor, legend and lore are uncovered in this volume of strange, funny, far-fetched, unique and gripping stories from Muscle Shoals to Mobile. From Muscle Shoals to Montgomery to Mobile, there's just no place quite like Alabama. Take a journey off the beaten path through the Cotton State with author Kelly Kazek as she uncovers the stories that make Alabama one of a kind. Kazek, a longtime Alabama resident, unearths tales that have existed only in rumor, anecdote, legend and lore. This collection is packed with little-known stories of strange sites, like the world's largest Nehi bottle; curious critters, like the first monkey in space; and colorful characters, such as the outlaw Tom Clark. Whether funny, far-fetched, gripping or grisly, Forgotten Tales of Alabama is filled with stories you won't soon forget.

The Redbird Sings the Song of Hope

By Kandy Noles Stevens
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1512752819
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 360
  • Pdf File: the-redbird-sings-the-song-of-hope.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Not your typical book about grief, the redbird sings the song of hope is the perfect telling of what grieving people wish others knew. Kandy Noles Stevens unapologetically explains what isnt always helpful to the bereaved, but does so with grace and wit. Through her personal stories, she provides practical ideas of how to bring comfort to those who are hurting. In an engaging Southern style, Kandy writes about real people (including some pretty colorful ones) who have loved her family in their darkest days. Infused in every page are hope-filled words of Gods faithfulness, including the sending of one redbird when her family needed it the most.

After the Winter

By Anna Dowdall
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Book Code : 150921481X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 726
  • Pdf File: after-the-winter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Rudderless after betrayal by her former fiancé, Montreal heiress Sally Ryder discovers her deceased mother had a secret life and she has a half-sister. Helena has written to Sally, inviting her to Midwinter, an isolated estate in Quebec. But before they can meet, Helena and her husband die under disturbing circumstances. Sally decides to visit nearby Waverley for a few days nevertheless, to learn what she can about the sister she never knew. Her first shock is to find that her brother-in-law left everything, including Midwinter, to his beautiful secretary Janine. During a storm, Sally is unexpectedly snowed in with Janine and an assortment of Midwinter guests. It isn't long before Sally becomes entangled with a handsome doctor from Boston in an effort to uncover the truth about her sister's mysterious life, and death. Meanwhile, the bodies pile up.

The Christmas Portrait

By Phyllis Clark Nichols
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Book Code : 1629982172
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 242
  • Pdf File: the-christmas-portrait.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Will young Kate find a way to send her late mother a special Christmas gift in heaven?

Great Displays for Your Library Step by Step

By Susan P. Phillips
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476601828
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 120
  • Pdf File: great-displays-for-your-library-step.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Need ideas for library displays? Here is an effective tool for designing and creating unique visual statements for library spaces. It offers practical advice on utilizing everyday materials to create lively but economical presentations on all sorts of topics including authors, world cultures, traditions, natural habitats and book genres. Each of 46 featured displays includes a brief introduction to the subject; an explanation of the genesis of the idea; specifics regarding the information included and its source; step-by-step instructions for assembly; and ideas on how to customize the display to any available space. Various display elements including unique color combinations, interesting graphics, balance, emphasis and intended audience are also discussed. A “Month-by-Month Display Ideas” appendix contains 77 additional nifty display ideas. There is a very lengthy bibliography for further research and inspiration. The book is thoroughly indexed.

Рождество и красный кардинал

By Фэнни Флэгг
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5041491062
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 380
  • Pdf File: Рождество-и-красный-кардинал.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Напуганный врачебным диагнозом Освальд Т. Кэмпбелл бежит из холодного и сырого Чикаго на юг, в гостеприимный Затерянный Ручей, где собирается встретить свое последнее Рождество. Ничего хорошего от захолустья он не ожидает, но реальность оказывается совсем не такой, какой он себе ее воображал. Жизнь в Затерянном Ручье хоть и размеренная, но весьма необычная и даже странная. И жители городка тоже весьма необычны. Почтальон доставляет корреспонденцию на лодке. В единственном магазинчике хозяйничает маленькая красная птичка по имени Джек. Дамы городка тайно творят добро, объединившись в эзотерическое общество под названием «Крупные Горошинки». А сам Освальд оказывается вдруг главной фигурой местной светской жизни. Вместе с приближением Рождества начинают происходить удивительные события, которые изменят жизнь не только Освальда, но и всех обитателей Затерянного Ручья. Роман Фэнни Флэгг – странная, притягательная, теплая рождественская сказка, полная самого обычного волшебства, которое под силу многим, стоит только очень захотеть. Книга для всех, кто стосковался по доброму слову и красивой истории.

When I Was Your Age, Volume Two

By Amy Ehrlich
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Book Code : 076368063X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 269
  • Pdf File: when-i-was-your-age-volume-two.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Ehrlich offers more of a good thing in this second volume of memoirs of adolescence by renowned, contemporary YA authors." – Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Tell me a story of when you were little," children everywhere love to ask. In this acclaimed collection, ten award-winning, well-known writers comply by reaching across their own childhoods to those of their readers. Whether telling of growing up in Japan or upstate New York or the California coast, recalling The Great Depression or World War II or the 1950s, describing children’s victories or heartaches, the writers of these stories make it clear that despite the difference between one childhood and another, all children share a complex humanity and a deep capacity for joy.

Christmas on Snowbird Mountain

By Fay Robinson
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1459240596
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 513
  • Pdf File: christmas-on-snowbird-mountain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Susannah Pelton is a woman alone, a woman who's lost everyone she loves and has become wary of entanglements. Ryan Whitepath is a Cherokee, member of a close family and a vibrant community, a man who cares about his little girl, Nia, above all else. Because of her mother's death, Nia is emotionally ill, but Ryan's grandmother tells him a redbird with a broken wing will heal his daughter. Ryan dismisses her vision—until redheaded Susannah shows up on their North Carolina mountain with her wrist in a cast. Nia seems to connect with Susannah, who agrees to stay until Christmas. But Ryan wants to change that to forever—for his own reasons as well as Nia's!