Perennial, 2000 - 250 pages
Peg O'Crerieh is a wife, mother, creative writing instructor, and occasional 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 student's stories. Usurping their material, revising their facts, Peg slowly inches toward the truth until she is finally able to leave behind.? By turns brilliantly comic and achingly sad, "Little Peg, is a portrait of a single woman, in extremis and in exultation, and of a life transformed by the retrospective powers of a gifted writer.
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Between the rushes and the river we sat down and pulled Baby from the grocery bag . A twenty - inch life - size rubber newborn , Baby came with her own snap - on plastic diaper and pink cotton jumper . I don't know what Baby Lifesize ...
“ I think we're both excited about everything — with Peggy and the baby and everything . " “ Me too , ” he said . She sat at the table across from him . She pulled in her chair and looked at Anthony's hands . When her children were born ...
Handing me a little baby bottle , she said , “ It's a halfway house . It's near you and Mom's neighborhood . ” “ ' I know where it is . " As far as I was concerned it was a place for the half - crazy . Molly wouldn't take the bottle ...
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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