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Homer Hickam

Homer H. Hickam, Jr., was born and raised in Coalwood, West Virginia. The author of Torpedo Junction, a Military History Book of the Month Club selection, as well as numerous articles for such publications as Smithsonian Air and Space and American History Illustrated, he is a NASA payload training manager for the International Space Program and lives in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Back to the Moon
Written by Homer Hickam
Island Books | Paperback | April 2000
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-23538-5 (0-440-23538-3)

The shuttle is hijacked. Now the countdown to adventure begins...

In his #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, October Sky, real-life NASA engineer Homer Hickam captured the excitement of America's first space ventures. Now, in this no-holds-barred joyride of a thriller, he straps us into the cockpit of the space shuttle Columbia... Read more






The Coalwood Way
Written by Homer Hickam
Island Books | Paperback | September 2001
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-23716-7 (0-440-23716-5)

From the #1 bestselling author of October Sky comes this rich, unforgettable tale. With the same dazzling storytelling that distinguished his first memoir, Homer Hickam takes us deeper into the soul of his West Virginia hometown at a moment when its unique way of life is buffeted by forces of time... Read more






October Sky
Written by Homer Hickam
Dell | Paperback | February 1999
$7.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-23550-7 (0-440-23550-2)

The true story, originally published as Rocket Boys, that inspired the Universal Pictures film.

It was 1957, the year Sputnik raced across the Appalachian sky, and the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, was slowly dying.

Faced with an uncertain future, Homer Hickam nurtured a dream: to send rockets into outer space... Read more






Rocket Boys
Written by Homer Hickam
Delta | Trade Paperback | January 2000
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33321-4 (0-385-33321-8)

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir—a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching... Read more






Rocket Boys
Written by Homer Hickam
Delacorte Press | Hardcover | September 1998
$26.00/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33320-7 (0-385-33320-X)

"Until I began to build and launch rockets, I didn't know my home town was at war with itself over its children, and that my parents were locked in a kind of bloodless combat over how my brother and I would live our lives. I didn't know that if a girl... Read more






Sky of Stone
Written by Homer Hickam
Dell | Paperback | October 2002
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-24092-1 (0-440-24092-1)

Homer Hickam won the praise of critics and the devotion of readers with his first two memoirs set in the hardscrabble mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia. The New York Times crowned his first book, the #1 national bestseller October Sky, “an eloquent evocation ... a thoroughly charming memoir.” And People... Read more





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