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The Resource Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer H. Hickam

Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer H. Hickam

Label
Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator
Title
Carrying Albert home
Title remainder
the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator
Statement of responsibility
Homer H. Hickam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hickam, Homer H.
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.I224
LC item number
C37 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alligators as pets
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Voyages and travels
Label
Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer H. Hickam
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922982152
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780062325891
Lccn
bl2015034392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922982152
Label
Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer H. Hickam
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922982152
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780062325891
Lccn
bl2015034392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922982152

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