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

Carrying Albert home: : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer Hickam, (electronic resource)

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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 Hickam
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Contributor
Author
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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 New York Times bestselling 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 1,000-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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hickam, Homer H.
Dewey number
813/.54
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Adam Verner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Verner, Adam
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coal miners
  • Alligators as pets
  • Husband and wife
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Automobile travel
  • Florida
  • West Virginia
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Carrying Albert home: : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer Hickam, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11587735
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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MWT11587735
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  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 39 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587735
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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Label
Carrying Albert home: : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer Hickam, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11587735
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11587735
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 39 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587735
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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