by Homer Hickam
This long-awaited prequel to the book we know and love as the movie October Sky, Carrying Albert Home is the simple story of the author's parents driving 1000 miles across America with a full-grown alligator in a washtub the back of their car. Of course, Buddy Ebsen, John Steinbeck, some bootleggers, a few communists and an unexplained rooster are all in for the ride. Ultimately, this is a passionate tale about love in all of it's bizarre manifestations. Get it, read it and feel really good!