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's eyes are always changing ; they make me think of those fossils in resin , the ones with insects ' bones arrested in flight . On her staff file report is a question about Francis's eyes . Retinitis pigmentosa ? it asks ...
Without budging in the bed or so much as cracking her eyes open , Little Peg said , “ What did you bring ? " She sure threw me off guard . " What ? " She opened her eyes to look at me . " Hi . " Large hazel eyes , like my wife's .
Here is the handle made to fit the swinging door risking its weight on the eyes of a hinge depending upon a rocking pin . Here is the doorframe shrinking from and swelling around the heavy door creaking upon a hinge's eyes stabbed by a ...
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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