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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Block from her house , I said I had a gift I want to give , and give her the record . “ I sang this , Peggy . " " Well , " she says , " that's sweet . " If a person was quoting what 11 another person says about what somebody told her ...
Structure would give me orientation . Orientation would give me confidence . She advised that I continue writing . If I could , I should keep written self reports of the swings up and swings down . She apologized for not letting me use ...
She told me once that if she had to give up sunlight she would not give Ben up in its place . He would have held you , heard the sounds you made , smelled the goodness of you . That's what she wanted . Something I have told your mother ...
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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