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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Her mother pushed her chest out , shoulders back , and raised her head enough to unwrinkle her neck . “ You do that . " She did it well . They climbed up into Mr. Fraley's truck cab , her in the middle . " You aren't sitting on your ...
I put my arms around Francis's shoulders and asked , “ Did you know I was going to do this ? " “ 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 ...
Ben's right clavicle had to be broken to bring his broad shoulders out , and it was set by the doctor in her view . She saw the doctor's thumbs and fingers whiten as he forced the bones . She had been given medication but could barely ...
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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