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 ask through the door . “ Can't talk . Sorry , Peg . " “ Hi there , ” says Francis . " Hi ,
Francis . " I understand that for Rickee , The Muse is real as rain . In another book
I might be a Real English Professor , like her . I would have already lived many ...
Her dad opened the door for us and we walked out fast kind of . Her mom , little
pinchy voice , says , “ Come inside when you return with her , Arthur . " “ Okay . ” I
moved so I walk on her left side , this is good manners to walk there I think so in ...
the person whose hand made the wall , placed the hinge , and provided the pin
without which there might never have been a door at all . Rickee I liked it . I
started to fold it up , but had to read it again to know whether it was a warming or
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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