‘GOOD CAR, MA’ By alan hurst

It is a biography of a woman and her 50-year-old Volkswagen van. Peggy and her husband and three children traveled around the world in a 1972 VW camper that they took to seven countries and forty-eight states over a period of four decades. The car is still on the road today. The family lived in England, Mexico, Canada, New Jersey, and California. They traveled and camped throughout Europe. It’s the story of a strong woman who kept her family together and provided her children with educational experiences that lasted a lifetime. My name is Alan Hurst. I am the author and narrator of this story. My parents bought the car when I was eight years old. This is not a picture book. It is 22 chapters, 38,000 words, which I understand is short, but I am not wasting anybody’s time. It started out as 250 pages and has been whittled down and is tight and fast moving, deep and clear. It is like Old Man and the Sea: Old Woman and the Van. I am attaching Chapter One, as well as an article from the Santa Barbara Independent which I wrote that summarizes most of the story up to 2013, but it doesn’t end there…. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Best regards,
Alan Hurst
(805) 637-9179

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