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Robinson January Meeting - A Redbird Christmas

We decided to read A Redbird Christmas over the holidays and discuss it in January. This book is full of romance, Christmas and my personal favorite - A Cardinal! We will not meet in December in Robinson - I hope to see you all at the all meeting Christmas Party.

Book Description: Bestselling author Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes; Standing in the Rainbow) makes this down-home story about good neighbors and the power of love sparkle with wit and humor, as she tells of Oswald's new life in a town with one grocery store and a resident cardinal (or redbird, as the natives call it). Frances Cleverdon, one of four widows and three single women in town, hopes to fix him up with her sister, Mildred—if only Mildred wouldn't keep dying her hair outrageous colors every few days. In this book we will meet the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do random acts of good deeds and the other quirky residents of Lost River, Alabama.

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  • jessica h.

    I would love to attend the next meeting. What book was chosen to be read next?

    February 2, 2013

    • Susan

      A Royal Pain, Megan Mulry. An American gal dates a Britsh guy she meets in a Chicago bookstore. Little does she know that he is a Duke. He keeps this secret until springs it on her that he wants to make her his Duchess. We chose this in honor of the downton abbey craze and prince William and Kate. The book is on Amazon and at Sams club. You should get an automatic invite every month to esc

      1 · February 2, 2013

    • Susan

      To Rsvp. Let me know if you aren't receiving them.

      February 2, 2013

  • Becky

    Very nice and casual. Didn't have to worry about dinner; I just grabbed something quick downstairs!

    1 · January 31, 2013

  • Lorinda Novosel H.

    Great to see everyone on such a wet, wet night!

    2 · January 31, 2013

  • Stacie

    It was nice seeing everyone!

    2 · January 30, 2013

  • Susan

    If anyone has any extra gently used books, my work is collecting them for Good Will. Please bring some to the meeting tonight. We are collectiing until February 6.

    January 30, 2013

  • karen

    Would like to know what book the club will be reading in the Robinson group for the month of February. I am not sure who the organizer for this group is.

    January 25, 2013

    • karen

      Yes I just got your email. Thanks so much I am looking forward to the meeting on Wednesday.

      January 28, 2013

    • Susan

      Karen I sent you an email. Did you receive it? Look forward to meeting you.

      January 28, 2013

  • Lorinda Novosel H.

    Before I forget the author, I have to recommend Cascade by Maryanne O'Hara, a first novel about a young artist during the Depression in Massachusetts who marries to find a secure home for her ill father and sacrifices her own career. Add to it the anti-Semitism of the era, the New Deal (including the WPA and other works projects) and the politics of the time, and this becomes one great story! There may not be enough copies in the libraries to use for a book club (and you know I hate to buy books when I can borrow them), and I think it is still hardcover only, but I loved this book.

    January 28, 2013

    • Susan

      Looks like a great book. Let's keep it in mind for when it comes out in paperback. Thanks so much for the book tip.

      January 28, 2013

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