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The Resource Carrying Albert Home : a novel /

Carrying Albert Home : a novel /

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Carrying Albert Home : a novel /
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Carrying Albert Home : a novel /
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Homer H. Hickam
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Language
eng
Summary
The New York Times best-selling author of Rocket Boys reimagines the story of his 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
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Title
Carrying Albert home
Creator
Summary
Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam Sr. (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. This is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1000-mile adventure.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10440386
Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.I224
LC item number
C37 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the somewhat true story of a woman, a husband, and her alligator
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleRemainder
the somewhat true story of a woman, a husband, and her alligator
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Homer H. Hickam
Carrying Albert Home : a novel /

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