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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parents ' Olds , reaching L.A. in five minutes , only turning left once to be in New York or , for that matter , Asia . When I came to Ben's house , the perfectly clean windows seemed to me like shiny black marble panels placed over the ...
We both had pushed it once . I asked , " What if your push cancels mine ? " She said , " Mom . " “ I'm not being funny . Do you know how these things work ? " “ Mom . ” She pushed the button . I pushed it also , and finally we crossed .
Never once . " Her oily face defied contradiction . " Will you take some of my things with you for the apartment ? You know : insurance . " After we filled a Hefty bag with some of her Everview life , I asked Francis if she would read ...
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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