Title: Carrying Albert Home
Authors: Hickam, Homer
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 398
Year: 2015
Language: English
Description: Albert is an alligator and the improbable wedding present to Elsie and Homer Hickam, residents of the West Virginian coalfields. With Homer's ultimatum of 'him or me' becoming the catalyst to return Albert home, time is up on his occupation of their only bathroom. Their 1000-mile road trip to Florida will garner them more than enough adventures to last a lifetime: from bootleggers and bank robbers to meeting Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck.

Quirky and endearing, this is the legendary tale of the author's parents rendered in a delightful blend of fact and fiction.
Categories: Fiction, Adventure/Exploration, Faction, Love story, Relationships, America, 2018 Titles


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By: WELL 216 2018-09-14 12:35:32
Thumbs down all round for this one, we all thought it too far fetched. We did wonder how much was true? Homer's mother was however, a fantastic storyteller.

By: WHANG 004 2018-09-14 12:31:10
Very quirky! After our discussion with so many varying comments, some of us appreciated the 'tall tale' more. Entertaining.

By: NELS 007 2018-09-14 12:29:15
A light, fun read. Some of our group struggled with what was fact and what was fiction. Good coverage of the Depression in America.

By: NEWP 018 2018-07-25 14:18:54
A mixed reaction to this book. People either loved it, or hated it and struggled to finish it. All agreed that the wife was a difficult person to like - although she somewhat redeemed herself toward the end.

By: ASHB 016 2018-05-27 18:09:56
I loved this book - it was such a great story but whether much of it was true or not, who knows? There was a background of truth, especially as some of the older members knew the actors etc. There was definitely a mixed reaction to this book - at least half didn't like it at all, thinking it was ridiculous and a waste of time. The other half liked it and just thought it was a good story. And there is an alligator at that golf course... great discussion!

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