Carrying Albert Home

Carrying Albert Home

The Somewhat True Story of A Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator

eBook - 2015
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Re-imagines the story of the author's parents, who struggle to care for and then return home a pet alligator given to them by his mother's former paramour, dancer Buddy Ebsen.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
ISBN: 9780062325914
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor
Bib Control Number: 108949


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Mar 12, 2020

I thought this was a fun read. I really enjoyed it. What a story.

Dec 18, 2018

I absolutely loved this book. It was difficult to put down. It was a simple read, pleasant and easy and engaging, with poignant parts, humorous episodes and whimsical tidbits of history. I loved Hickam's first book, Rocket Boys, as well and enjoyed the movie October Sky too. I highly recommend all of them.

Dec 23, 2017

I did not complete this book. I found the early tone of the book sad and a bit depressing.

coroboreefarm Mar 06, 2016

As the author Homer Hickam reflects,..."it is a family legend which , through the art of story-telling, unveils the greatest truths of life, joy, heartbreak, recovery and love".
Quirky and interesting, and just plain fun, this is an entertaining and uplifting read. The perfect road trip for a spring break.

Katjira Nov 08, 2015

I LOVED this book - I laughed and cried and wondered and dreamed throughout it. The story of Homer and Elsie as told by their son years later was a fabulous story, so well suited to a film that I've practically bought my ticket already! The story is told in short, simply written vignettes interspersed by commentary from the author. Bigger than life yet all about the very things that make up a life - questions of love, purpose, worth, and your place in the world. Thank you HarperCollins for the e-galley of this book.


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