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Author Hickam, Homer H., 1943- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
©2015

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Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION HICKAM    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  FIC HICKAM    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION HICKHAM    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION HICKAM    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  FICTION HICKAM, HOMER    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  F HIC    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F HICKAM    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F HICKAM    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Basement Materials  HICKAM, HOMER    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC HICKAM    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note "This book is a work of fiction"--verso.
"The long-awaited prequel to the bestselling memoir Rocket Boys"-- dust jacket.
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.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Husband and wife -- Fiction.
Alligators as pets -- Fiction.
Automobile travel -- Fiction.
Coal miners -- Fiction.
Florida -- Fiction.
West Virginia -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080
Husband and wife. (OCoLC)fst00964385
Alligators as pets. (OCoLC)fst00805634
Automobile travel. (OCoLC)fst00823217
Coal miners. (OCoLC)fst00865316
Florida. (OCoLC)fst01205150
West Virginia. (OCoLC)fst01205316
Genre/Form Humorous fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
Road fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Author Prequel to: Hickam, Homer H., 1943- Rocket boys.
ISBN 9780062325891 (hardcover)
0062325892 (hardcover)
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