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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Sure . " I held him and felt his hands on my back , his fingers spreading over my shoulder blades . “ We don't have to be enemies , do we ? " I asked . “ This is a good thing you're doing for me . It counts . I won't forget it .
I sure am , " I said . " You want to tag along ? " He emptied the dustpan , and grinned . “ Nervous ? " “ Me ? " I asked . I thought about my daughter , how she was . " Sure . " " You'll need this . " He handed me the hammer .
I'm really not sure what we were Mondays through Saturdays , but on Sundays we went to Mass , heard the Gospels , took Communion . Our church had just started doing guitar Masses . My oldest son , Anthony , was always wisecracking about ...
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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