Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, and her Alligator

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, and her Alligator

Homer Hickam


Big Fish meets The Notebook during this emotionally evocative tale a couple of guy, a girl, and an alligator that could be a relocating tribute to like, from the New York Times bestselling writer of the award-winning memoir Rocket Boys—the foundation of the motion picture October Sky.

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the writer) have been highschool classmates within the West Virginia coalfields, graduating simply because the nice melancholy started. whilst Homer requested for her hand, Elsie as a substitute headed to Orlando the place she sparked with a dancing actor named blood brother Ebsen (yes, that blood brother Ebsen). but if blood brother headed for brand new York, Elsie’s desires of a existence with him have been overwhelmed and at last she came upon herself again within the coalfields, married to Homer.

Unfulfilled as a miner’s spouse, Elsie was once reminded of her carefree days with blood brother on a daily basis as a result of his strange marriage ceremony present: an alligator named Albert she raised within the merely toilet in the home. whilst Albert scared Homer by way of grabbing his pants, he gave Elsie an ultimatum: “Me or that alligator!” After giving it a few concept, Elsie concluded there has been just one factor to do: hold Albert home.

Carrying Albert Home is the humorous, candy, and occasionally tragic story of a tender couple and a unique alligator on a loopy 1,000-mile event. advised with the heat and down-home attraction that made Rocket Boys a loved bestseller, Homer Hickam’s rollicking story is finally a testomony to that unusual and wonderful emotion we inadequately name love.

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