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Carrying Albert Home

The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator
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Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam Sr.—the future parents of Homer Hickam Jr.—were high school sweethearts during the Great Depression. 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 of West Virginia, married to Homer.

Elsie was reminded of those carefree Florida days by Buddy's unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert who lived in the only bathroom in their little house. Eventually Homer gave Elsie an ultimatum: "Me or the alligator!" After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do—carry Albert home.


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Publisher: HarperCollins
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780062421173
  • File size: 306832 KB
  • Release date: October 13, 2015
  • Duration: 10:39:09

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780062421173
  • File size: 306832 KB
  • Release date: October 13, 2015
  • Duration: 10:38:56
  • Number of parts: 10


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Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam Sr.—the future parents of Homer Hickam Jr.—were high school sweethearts during the Great Depression. 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 of West Virginia, married to Homer.

Elsie was reminded of those carefree Florida days by Buddy's unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert who lived in the only bathroom in their little house. Eventually Homer gave Elsie an ultimatum: "Me or the alligator!" After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do—carry Albert home.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperCollins
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780062421173
    File size: 306832 KB
    Release date: October 13, 2015
    Duration: 10:39:09

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780062421173
    File size: 306832 KB
    Release date: October 13, 2015
    Duration: 10:38:56
    Number of parts: 10

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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