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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I guess it's an awesome word . Don't you think ? " “ But if you don't know what it means " Francis , did you see what the thugs have done to our building ? " At the entrance to Hugh Milton Hall someone has blacked out the lower - case h ...
I guess this might have been a joke , but you had to be there to be as unsure about that as me . " Do you know why I am here ? " " No. " I liked all of this as it happened because it sounded like the Q & A parts of a Catholic Mass .
“ I guess we'll go to the Furr's and walk up Boutz to El Paseo , the Albertson's , the Alpha Beta , where people are . " " You're right , ” Molly said . “ Francis has a thing about hanging out . " “ I guess so .
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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