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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They could talk about new clothes . Do you know what this ribbon is called ?
When you look better , you always feel better , don't you ? It's called spidersatin .
Feel . Has the nursing staff been good ? She might help Peg put on some
Probably worried that she had hurt my feelings , she said , " You must feel good
when one of them writes so nice . " " I would , " I said , “ I would feel great . " In fact
, the typing was excellent . Professional . “ But you're going to write your own ?
But , look , I think if all the lovers , friends , and families of all the Vietnam dead
gathered ourselves in Washington to tear down the goddamn black marble wall ,
and went back to our homes where our bloody hands might heal , we'd feel better
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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