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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"
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"
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)"
A lifetime of adventures meeting John Steinbeck, witnessing industrial rebellions, joining the coast guard and experiencing a hurricane are condensed into one epic journey. It s utterly charming, exploring the ups and downs of love and marriage, and celebrating eccentricity. --The Scotsman"
"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)
"A lifetime of adventures - meeting John Steinbeck, witnessing industrial rebellions, joining the coast guard and experiencing a hurricane - are condensed into one epic journey. It's utterly charming, exploring the ups and downs of love and marriage, and celebrating eccentricity."--The Scotsman
"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
-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)
-A lifetime of adventures - meeting John Steinbeck, witnessing industrial rebellions, joining the coast guard and experiencing a hurricane - are condensed into one epic journey. It's utterly charming, exploring the ups and downs of love and marriage, and celebrating eccentricity.---The Scotsman
-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

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