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By Homer Hickam

The long-awaited prequel to the number 1 big apple instances bestselling memoir Rocket Boys—the foundation for the motion picture October Sky

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam Sr.—the destiny mom and dad of Homer Hickam Jr.—were highschool classmates within the West Virginia coalfields, graduating simply because the nice melancholy all 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 goals of a lifestyles with him have been beaten 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 in Florida on a daily basis as a result of Buddy's strange marriage ceremony present: an alligator named Albert who lived within the basically toilet of their little residence. ultimately Homer gave Elsie an ultimatum: "Me or the alligator!" After giving it a few idea, Elsie concluded there has been just one factor to do—carry Albert home.

Carrying Albert domestic tells the candy, humorous, and occasionally heartbreaking story of a tender couple and their unique puppy on a loopy 1,000-mile trip. informed with the heat and down-home allure that made Rocket Boys a cherished bestseller, Homer Hickam's rollicking novel is actually a testomony to that unusual and remarkable emotion we name love.

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