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

Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, by 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
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the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator
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by Homer Hickam
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Language
eng
Summary
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). "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
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AU@
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1943-
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Hickam, Homer H.
Dewey number
813/.54
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Performed by Adam Verner
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Verner, Adam
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Husband and wife
  • Alligators as pets
  • Automobile travel
  • Coal miners
  • Florida
  • West Virginia
  • Alligators as pets
  • Automobile travel
  • Coal miners
  • Husband and wife
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Florida
  • West Virginia
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Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, by Homer Hickam
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"A novel"--Cover
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audiodisc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930557206
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
9 CDs (approximately 10hr., 30 min.)
Isbn
9781504645126
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1234684
  • (OCoLC)930557206
Label
Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, by Homer Hickam
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
audiodisc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930557206
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
9 CDs (approximately 10hr., 30 min.)
Isbn
9781504645126
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1234684
  • (OCoLC)930557206

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