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

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

Label
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 H. Hickam
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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. Carrying Albert home is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1000-mile adventure. Told with the warmth and down-home charm that made Rocket Boys a beloved bestseller, Homer Hickam's rollicking tale is ultimately a testament to that strange and marvelous emotion we inadequately call love
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1943-
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Hickam, Homer H.
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3558.I224
LC item number
C37 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read 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
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • Alligators as pets
  • Automobile travel
  • Coal miners
  • Husband and wife
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Florida
  • West Virginia
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer H. Hickam
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Publication
Copyright
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Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 39 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504645126
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbn8i
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn919966524
  • (OCoLC)919966524
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer H. Hickam
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 39 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504645126
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbn8i
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn919966524
  • (OCoLC)919966524
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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