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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Self Report Writing a letter to my daughter Molly , Francis got stuck on Churchill . “ Did Churchill have six pairs of spectacles ? " she asked . “ Was it five ? " Her ring finger tapped the s and her index finger tapped the f on her ...
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Francis I asked her not to give the letter to Molly . “ Tell her , " I said . " Tell her all of it . " We listened to a radio report about President Reagan's newest nose tumor . Said to be harmless . Bethesda Hospital .
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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