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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By the end of the week , Spellman Buried ; Beauty Salon Burglary Is Hairy Affair ; Washkansky Listed Critical ; McNamara Gone : Was Political Liability . Louise handed me another Barbara Gilliam letter about the gentlemanly treatment ...
She handed me a set of notecards identical to the set she had given me two weeks earlier . She said , It would be dangerous to alter this schedule . Her perfume , an animal - sex - gland scent , smelled like chalk and coffee grounds and ...
... sitting at James's kitchen table , writing remarks on the stories " In Your Hands " and " The Cartographer , " and on the other newest stories the students and I had written during the first nine weeks of the ten - week session .
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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