HOMER HICKAM Carrying Albert Home /book

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Carrying Albert Home /book

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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.

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`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

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. `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 ClaireA 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. Seller Inventory # AA89780008154240

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