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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... milk in His hands ! He's got the oatmeal with raisins in His hands ! He's got the
WHOLE world in His HANDS ! " Then ? “ Did you know what ? Did you know all
over Vietnam are old , old white stone grave markers that say , ' Liet Si ' ...
After the game , I tapped out the names of the university officials present , the
community pillars , the band conductor , but I was thinking about Jim , who was
volunteering for Vietnam , and about his older brother Roy , who was there
He had written eleven times from Vietnam . Once , Paula Analyst asked me to
reread the letters and , if I wanted , to bring certain ones to a session to read to
her . I have never read any of them since the very first time I received them . I don'
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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