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Santa Cecilia, virgen y mártir
Santa Cecilia, virgen y mártir

 

Memoria obligatoria

Parece que Cecilia ofreció su casa de Roma para que sirviera de iglesia (siglo III). A partir del siglo VI se le agradeció convirtiéndola en patrona de los cantores y músicos: ‘Todos investigan cómo hay que cantar a Dios. Canta exultante. ¿Qué es cantar con exultación? Entender que no se puede explicar con palabras lo que se canta con el alma’ (San Agustín, Sermón I).

Oración colecta

Acoge nuestras súplicas, Señor, y por intercesión de Santa Cecilia, dígnate escucharnos con bondad.

CARRYING ALBERT HOME-HICKMAN HOMER-978-0-00-815424-0

CARRYING ALBERT HOME

sinopsis

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 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 1000-mile adventure. Told with the warmth and down-home charm that made Rocket Boys/October Sky a beloved bestseller, Homer Hickam’s rollicking tale is ultimately a testament to that strange and marvelous emotion we inadequately call love.

ficha técnica

título
CARRYING ALBERT HOME
isbn 978-0-00-815424-0
fecha de publicación 01/05/2016
número de ediciones 1
encuadernación Carpeta
idioma Inglés

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