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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She was surprised how many poses she already knew . # 5 Closer to five in the evening she gave off less light . He said , “ ' You're going to be a tall one , anybody can see that . I got to manage that . " He brought out a padded stool ...
“ I knew . " “ How did you know ? " " Honest , Peg , it's a side effect of the Elavil : you know the future . " Though Francis meant to be funny , I knew she was being truthful . I remembered how certain depressants had made me so ...
Though they might both reach for the same piece of glass , they instantly knew who would take it . In about the same way , I knew my sister Peg's fakes and feints and she knew mine too , the way good soldiers have to know 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