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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We sang , ' He's Got the Whole Wide World ' the whole way to El Paso . " Are you exaggerating ? " Yes . " Don't . " Some of the way to El Paso . You know how the song goes ? " Sing . " Come on . " Sing . “ ' He's 12 KEVIN MCILVOY.
“ ' He's got the whole wide WORLD in His hands . He's got the WHOLE wide WORLD in His hands . He's got the WHOLE wide WORLD in HIS hands . He's got the WHOLE world in His HANDS ! Oh , yes . “ On the swings in the backyard we used to ...
The whole six o'clock news just switched off , I bet . " He breathed in once . He tried not to breathe out . He pressed his one whole hand into mine , the tears coming to his eyes before he could stop them . I cried with him .
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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