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

Author: Homer H Hickam
Publisher: London HarperCollins Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author reimagines the story of his parents, who struggle to care for and then return home a pet alligator given to them by his mother's former paramour, dancer Buddy Ebsen. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Domestic fiction
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Love stories
Road fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer H Hickam
ISBN: 9780008154226 0008154228
OCLC Number: 926277574
Notes: "This book is a work of fiction"--verso.
Description: xv, 398 pages ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Homer Hickam.

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`Must-read... A funny yet tragic tale of a husband and wife's car journey across the US with Albert the alligator in tow. Yes, really.' Marie Claire A journey of a thousand miles. With an  Read more...

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