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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Since all that happened , our treatment center hasn't exactly become more
structured or efficient or even effective , though the ... The plan is not to keep
anyone for more than eighteen weeks here , but no matter what is happening in
Peter Thompsenson P.O. Box 239 Las Almas , N.M. 88005 JOHN GLENN ,
AMERICAN HERO ( Peg , 1961 ) In one summer , three good things happened
that couldn't be explained and that must have been connected . Mr. and Mrs.
How the war happened . When the war happened . The names we gave it .
Where the war lived . Where it lives now . I know . You were born with your fists
closed . I opened them . You closed them . It made me laugh and laugh . And
when you ...
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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