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 hospital chapel didn't have kneelers . No windows . The three - wall mural
was modern art , if you know what I mean , and probably the story of creation , but
I couldn't say that for sure . It was plenty nondenominational . My guess is , no ...
He didn't have that physical alertness some boys have who play sports . Those
bowed shoulders and that straight neck , that head of thick brown hair he'd
always just pitched up out of the way of his glasses — you'd look at him and see
he had ...
I didn't get up from the table and neither did she . She put her closed fists one
right next to the other on the tabletop and kept them there through the long , quiet
thawing time between us . “ Are you okay ? " I asked . She said , “ It's never boring
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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