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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I'm not a deep guy , I don't think of myself like that , but this was near to the time I
was going to leave everyone , so I was constantly looking for the story in the lines
on my own palms . I wondered about why we couldn't always be as happy as ...
I don't have one . Scoot your chair up . What're you — a high school graduate
now ? Want to learn this business ? Look at this set . The Aigley family . Face it ,
sometimes you can't get one good proof of people you shoot . Shoot all day , you
The truth . " I wish Lewis and I could trade dog tags . I don't want to forget his
name . I don't want him to forget my name . But I don't have dog tags . When
everyone finished , we had a brief discussion of " Actual Size . " Norm asked , “ It's
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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