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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Mmmmm , " she said , awake and unsurprised when I forced her head off . Ben
showed me how it was her head that made the sound . He rocked Baby's head ,
making it sigh again , closing and opening its eyes . Ben had instinctively learned
She moved the way he moved , her hands brushing over herself , her head
bowed and lifted and the corners of her mouth shifting . " Then it's not love ? " I
asked . “ It's physical , " she said , grinning . We set the Dirt Mister on low . It
whipped the ...
As she rocked her head up and down and back and forth , it jingled . I was
jingling my head the same way . “ ' Yipes ! ” I said , leaning forward in the seat of
the K Mart Freedomcopter where our ride was coming to an end . It was a
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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