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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What an idea for a poem . " Thanks , says Rickee . I must get back to it .
Thanks for listening . " " Sure . " So. So long there , Rickee . " As we walk out of
the building , Francis asks , Was that a first part ? It sounded like part of a
When her mother came back out , he was in the truck . Mrs. OʻCrerieh , I thank
you . Burpee thanks you . Got to go make some proofs He offered a
handshake through the open car window , but her mother probably did not notice
Just - you're welcome , Mrs. 0. " " Thank you , Peter . " I looked again at my lecture
notes . But listen , I have never once promised you people greater happiness or
personal growth as a result of storymaking . Don't try to tell me I misled you .
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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