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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Answer me . " Her eyes were messy with tears . “ You're my - dearest — little — if an accident happened , I -Peg - Ben , what do you have to say for yourself ? How will you two turn out is what worries me . It really worries me .
I stood straight to show my self good to them and answered “ Yes ” every time when they ask , “ You're fourteen ? " " You're going to Gamboa's ? ” “ Are you excited ? ” I wasn't sure I should answer “ ' Yes ' about this last one but I ...
I stay , answer some questions . Peggy stands behind where her mom and dad sits . She watched them , you know , how you watch something you're going to memorize , how you learn walking , swimming , driving , these things ?
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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