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Carrying Albert Home By Homer Hickam

Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam

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Summary

`Must-read... A funny yet tragic tale of a husband and wife's car journey across the US with Albert the alligator in tow. Yes, really.' Marie Claire

A journey of a thousand miles. With an alligator on the back seat. And John Steinbeck as a passenger.

This is a tale where everything is true,except the bits that are made up.

Carrying Albert Home Summary

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, his Wife and her Alligator by Homer Hickam

`Must-read... A funny yet tragic tale of a husband and wife's car journey across the US with Albert the alligator in tow. Yes, really.' Marie Claire

A journey of a thousand miles. With an alligator on the back seat. And John Steinbeck as a passenger.

This is a tale where everything is true,except the bits that are made up.

In 1930s America, the Great Depression made everyone's horizons smaller, and Elsie Lavender found herself back where she began, in the coalfields of West Virginia.
She had just one memento of her halcyon days - a baby alligator named Albert.

Then one day, her husband's stoical patience snapped and Elsie had to choose between Homer and Albert.
She decided that there was only one thing to do: they would carry Albert home to Florida.

And so began their odyssey - a journey like no other, where Elsie, Homer and Albert encountered everything from movie stars and revolutionaries to Ernest Hemingway and hurricanes in their struggle to find love, redemption,
and a place to call home.

From the bestselling author of Rocket Boys-the basis of the movie October Sky-comes a long-awaited prequel. Big Fish meets The Notebook in this novel about a man, a woman, and their alligator.

Carrying Albert Home Reviews

`An absolute delight' Woman & Home

`This offbeat tale about a man, his wife and her pet alligator Albert going on a road trip has been likened to Forrest Gump and Big Fish - but we think it's far more loveable.' Heat

`crazy, quirky, loveable' The Pool

`It's utterly charming' The Scotsman

`Hickam's novel blends fact and fiction in a delightful tall tale' Mail on Sunday's Event Magazine

`Must-read... A funny yet tragic tale of a husband and wife's car journey across the US with Albert the alligator in tow. Yes, really.' Marie Claire

`This charmingly quirky book is a must-read' Essentials Magazine

`quirky, charming' Fabulous Magazine

About Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books, including the #1 New York Times memoir Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the film October Sky.
He is a Vietnam combat veteran and has also been a coal miner, scuba instructor, palaeontologist and NASA engineer.

Additional information

GOR007664383
9780008154240
0008154244
Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, his Wife and her Alligator by Homer Hickam
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2016-06-20
416
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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