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 ask him , Will you burn out mine eyes , these eyes that never did nor never shall so much as frown on thee ? ' ' Mitchey , Future English Major , asks who said that , was that Byron or somebody ? Shakespeare .
All these items were on my mind , tickering like the AP wire , tickering and never turned off . Ben and I had some graham crackers and milk and we talked about Jim Aigley and the Aigley family . They had lived next door to us in '65 but ...
That's the ' passage baby and mother go through . She was thankful when she felt his hands close over hers . I love you , Anthony . But I never said things I needed to . You never - how old are you ? you never ask me about me .
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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