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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The clouds — three of them - cast one perfect cruciform shadow over the
unopened curtains . Francis says , " Want some coffee ? " She is menopausal .
That really is how she has been diagnosed . I have sneaked a look at her staff file
Peggy said she did not want some dessert , but maybe coffee , that might be okay
. The waitress took the plates off . Very polite , puts cream in the coffee for Peggy .
A watch on her wrist , little bitty watch , Peggy looks at it when she drinks .
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 could have figured that if he were asked , he'd help out . My father had also ...
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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