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Carrying Albert Home
Author: Homer Hickam

ISBN: 9780008154226
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1 November 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.4 x 3.3
Description:
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. Big Fish meets The Notebook in this emotionally evocative story about a man, a woman, and an alligator that is a moving tribute to love, from the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning memoir Rocket Boys-the basis of the movie October Sky.

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen).

But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields, married to Homer. Unfulfilled as a miner's wife, Elsie was reminded of her carefree days with Buddy every day because of his unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert she r...

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