Oswald Campbell has been given less than a year to live. He moves from Chicago, Illinois to Lost River, Alabama hoping the warmer weather will ease his passing. Lost River is a quaint little town, full of all sorts of characters. A little girl with a crippled leg and a lame little redbird bring all the town’s residents together to usher in a Christmas miracle. The characters are endearing; the town happenings are charming. This is a book about hope and friendship.