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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She drives us home in James's beat - up but clean , sparkling clean , Nova . They
offer me lunch . “ ' You're very kind , " I say . What a stiff , cold thing to say . I can't
help myself . “ No. Thank you . No. But how nice of you to offer . " 11 “ ' I love ...
My dad says Mexicans are very clean . " " Yeah ? ' ' If I only had ask her to call me
Arturo . But here I am talking good English , Johnny Mathis in my pocket ,
scrubbed one shade lighter head to foot , so , this , it was a compliment . So I say
I started to clean it up but Dad asked Peg and me to put groceries away , said he
and Mom would be the cleanup crew . It was a mess , I said , and since I made it I
ought to clean it up . But Mom said it was their job . They took an empty coffee ...
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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