Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator
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New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015].
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9780062325891
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Oak Brook Public Library - Fiction
HICKAM
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First edition.
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xvii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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English

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"This book is a work of fiction"--verso.
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"The long-awaited prequel to the bestselling memoir Rocket Boys"-- dust jacket.
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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hickam, H. H. (2015). Carrying Albert home: the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator. First edition. New York, NY: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hickam, Homer H., 1943-. 2015. Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator. New York, NY: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hickam, Homer H., 1943-, Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator. New York, NY: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hickam, Homer H. Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator. First edition. New York, NY: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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