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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Francis and I talk about the poem on the bus back to Everview , where I can use Paula Analyst's Kaypro word processor and Francis can finish a letter to my daughter Molly . It will be written as if by me and will be signed by me .
Self Report Writing a letter to my daughter Molly , Francis got stuck on Churchill . “ Did Churchill have six pairs of spectacles ? " she asked . “ Was it five ? " Her ring finger tapped the s and her index finger tapped the f on her ...
I did not name my first daughter . To make a promise with myself , a threat against God , I gave the other two names . They were lost in me , so far away that they might have been lost in a foreign land . You see , to see how dear their ...
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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