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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Your hands could be leaves or the skeletons of leaves fallen over me . None of this happens , of course ... Then I explained how I had made my decision to leave Everview ; that it was a judgment call and I wasn't sure about it but I was ...
It was a pretty clear invite for me to leave . Then she relented . “ Do you want to meet us in the hospital chapel in a few minutes ? " That was a great idea , I said . She had offered me an honorable retreat from her room is what she ...
I couldn't help sizing us up : a Young Recent Unemployed , a Mother Box Hunting For Daughter Moving In With The Bum , a Volunteered To Be Den Mother , a Helping Son Finally Leave The Slut , a Soon To Be Sentenced To Nursing Home ...
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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