Atheneum, 1990 - 250 pages
Peg O'Crerieh is a wife, mother, creative writing teacher, and sometime resident of the Everview Residential Treatment Center, which she is once again preparing to leave. Awaiting Peg at home are her devoted family, the normal pressures of daily life, and, most important, the students in her Nontraditional English class, where the assignment is always to write about Peg.As Peg struggles to find her place in the outside world, she finds herself drawn into her students' stories. Usurping their material, revising their facts, Peg inches slowly toward the truth until she is eventually able to confront the tragedy that sent her to Everview -- and which she may, at last, be able to leave behind. By turns brilliantly comic and painfully sad, Little Peg is a portrait of a singular woman, and of a life illuminated and transformed by the restorative powers a gifted writer.
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ankles ; and , if the man is James , the toilet paper is neatly folded into five wipers on his knees . Always five . If the man is James , he is mumbling to the bigger James crunched inside himself , “ Okay . Okay , man . You got it .
My fingers gouging the eyes of James's brass tiger's head doorknock , I thought of the bus lady . She could always hold her mouth closed when she listened . She listened only once to what you said . And she heard .
Whether or not he was planning on it , I intended to keep James's Nova . Thank you , James . And what are you going to do about it ? I thought , looking at the front door with its decorative carved tiger doorknock .
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This is the second novel from McIlvoy ( The Fifth Station , LJ 3/1/88), an English professor at New Mexico State University. Peg O'Crerieh Aigley is estranged from her husband, the mother of a teenage ... Read full review