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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James called from the kitchen , “ Do I get a hug ? " He didn't get one . While she
was changing out of her clothes in another room , I joined James in the kitchen . I
asked , “ Hey , Molly , how was Mass ? " “ Father Sylvester gets off on baptisms ...
ankles ; and , if the man is James , the toilet paper is neatly folded into five wipers
on his knees . Always five . If the man is James , he is mumbling to the bigger
James crunched inside himself , “ Okay . Okay , man . You got it . Right ?
She was genuinely thankful . Whether or not he was planning on it , I intended to
keep James's Nova . Thank you , James . And what are you going to do about it ?
I thought , looking at the front door with its decorative carved tiger doorknock .
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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