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

Hickam, Homer H., 1943- (author.). Hickam, Homer H., 1943- Prequel to: Rocket boys. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library FIC HIC (Text) 33187004167785 Fiction (adult) Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062325907
  • Physical Description: xvii, 390 pages, 24 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First William Morrow paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A novel" --Cover.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Husband and wife > Fiction.
Alligators as pets > Fiction.
Automobile travel > Fiction.
Coal miners > Fiction.
Florida > Fiction.
West Virginia > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Love stories.
Road fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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