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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Mr. Aigley's coming over to help me set up the bed , get the place ready . Can you
make him coffee ? " I said sure , that it would be good to see him . A half truth .
Andrew Aigley was my father - in - law and , while I didn't know him too well , I ...
I know it all makes me sound immature . We discussed again the gum disease
that James had contracted in An Loc , which made it painful for him to eat . Since
February , he had lost ten pounds . Mr. Aigley said , “ So. Anyway , what can you
Where ... " Mr. Aigley leaned near his buddy . “ Hey , John . We'll take a break . "
Kneeling down , my father looked again into the tub . “ What ? Yeah . Okay , yeah
. " He handed the chalk to Joe , who made the marks where they needed to go .
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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