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

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

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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 Hickam
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Re-imagines the story of the author's parents, who struggle to care for and then return home a pet alligator given to them by his mother's former paramour, dancer Buddy Ebsen
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10440386
Cataloging source
FMG
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1943-
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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
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hickam, Homer H.
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True
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Husband and wife
  • Alligators as pets
  • Automobile travel
  • Coal miners
  • Florida
  • West Virginia
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Husband and wife
  • Alligators as pets
  • Automobile travel
  • Coal miners
  • Florida
  • West Virginia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the somewhat true story of a woman, a husband, and her alligator
Label
Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer Hickam
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This book is a work of fiction"--verso
  • "The long-awaited prequel to the bestselling memoir Rocket Boys"-- dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780062325891
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 Hickam
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This book is a work of fiction"--verso
  • "The long-awaited prequel to the bestselling memoir Rocket Boys"-- dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780062325891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922982152

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