Albert vuelve a casa: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, andher Alligator

Author:   Homer Hickam ,  Homer Hickam
Publisher:   Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN:  

9780718080297


Pages:   432
Publication Date:   26 April 2016
Format:   Paperback
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Albert vuelve a casa: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, andher Alligator


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Una historia emocionalmente evocadora acerca de un hombre, una mujer y un caiman es un emotivo tributo al amor, del autor best seller del New York Times de las galardonadas memorias Rocket Boys: la base de la pelicula Cielo de Octubre. Elsie Lavender y Homer Hickam (el padre del autor) eran companeros de clase en la secundaria en los campos de carbon de West Virginia, graduandose justo cuando comenzaba la Gran depresion. Cuando Homer pidio le propuso matrimonio, Elsie partio para Orlando donde congenio con un actor bailarin llamado Buddy Ebsen (si, ese Buddy Ebsen). Pero cuando Buddy se mudo para Nueva York, los suenos de Elsie de una vida con el se hicieron trizas, y eventualmente regreso a los campos de carbon, y se caso con Homer. Insatisfecha como esposa de un minero, Elsie recordaba sus despreocupados dias con Buddy cada dia debido a su inusual regalo de boda: un caiman llamado Albert al que crio en el unico bano que habia en la casa. Cuando Albert asusto a Homer al agarrarle los pantalones, le dio a Elsie un ultimatum: !Yo o ese caiman! . Despues de pensarlo un poco, Elsie llego a la conclusion de que habia una sola cosa que hacer: llevar a Albert a casa. Este es el relato divertido, dulce y a veces tragico de una joven pareja y un caiman especial en una loca aventura de mil millas de distancia. Contado con la calidez y el sencillo encanto que hizo de Rocket Boys un querido best seller, el divertido relato de Homer Hickam es el mejor testamento a esa extrana y maravillosa emocion que de modo inadecuado llamamos amor.

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Author:   Homer Hickam ,  Homer Hickam
Publisher:   Thomas Nelson Publishers
Imprint:   Thomas Nelson Publishers
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.523kg
ISBN:  

9780718080297


ISBN 10:   0718080297
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   26 April 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Language:   Spanish

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About the Book 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 raised in the only bathroom in the house. When Albert scared Homer by grabbing his pants, he gave Elsie an ultimatum: Me or that alligator! After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do: Carry Albert home. Carrying Albert Home is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1,000-mile adventure. Told with the warmth and down-home charm that made Rocket Boys a beloved bestseller, Homer Hickam's rollicking tale is ultimately a testament to that strange and marvelous emotion we inadequately call love. Jacket Copy Read more Educator and Librarian Resources I'm a TeacherI'm a Teacher LibrarianI'm a Librarian Critical Praise An intentionally improbable, bizarre trip through Southern Americana that is ...an amalgam of fact and an almost Walter Mitty-esque degree of fancy, evoking (because of the deadly yet indispensable animal) Life of Pi and (because of the trope of life as journey) Huckleberry Finn. ---- BookPage An entertaining memoir-like fantasy adventure/family tribute/love story. ---- Florida Times-Union Must-read... A funny yet tragic tale of a husband and wife's car journey across the US with Albert the alligator in tow. Yes, really. ---- Marie Claire (UK) Great memoirs must balance the universal and the particular...In his debut, Hickam...walks the line beautifully...No matter how jaded readers have become by the onslaught of memoirs, none will want to miss the fantastic voyage of BCMA, Auk and Coalwood. ---- Publishers Weekly on Rocket Boys Recalling a lost era, the transition between small-town life and the dawning of the new technological age, he brings his American hometown to life with vivid images, appealing characters and considerable literary magic. ---- Publishers Weekly on The Coalwood Way Homer Hickam weaves together family lore, historical accuracies, comedy and a touch of sadness... It is those blurred lines between truth, the unreliability of memories and the way stories become stretched and exaggerated over time that give this novel its charm. ---- Associated Press In all of its romance, humor, swashbuckling action, heartwarming affection, and tear-jerking sadness, CARRYING ALBERT HOME, in a word, is fantastic. ---- Florida Book Review 'Must-read... A funny yet tragic tale of a husband and wife's car journey across the US with Albert the alligator in tow. Yes, really.'--Marie Claire 'This charmingly quirky book is a must-read'--Essentials Magazine 'crazy, quirky, loveable'--The Pool


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Homer Hickam (also known as Homer H. Hickam, Jr.) is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books, including the #1 New York Times memoir Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the popular film October Sky. A writer since grade school, he is also a Vietnam veteran, a former coal miner, a scuba instructor, an avid amateur paleontologist, and a retired engineer. He lives in Alabama and the Virgin Islands.

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