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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Well , we got details to take care of if the answer is yes . Yes ? I'm so happy for
you , really happy and glad . Well , I got to shoot her right away - get her on my
schedule . What do you think ? Okay ? Okay ! Okay . Next Monday ? July fifth it is .
And she's not okay , Paula said after we got back to Everview in order to wait for
word about Francis . I had asked her : “ Am I okay ? " I had asked her : “ Is she
okay ? " Eventually , Francis called Everview from the Sears in the new mall .
She's okay ? They're both okay , then ? How much ? That's big , right ? Yeah ?
Yeah . You called her husband's people ? Good . Nice of you to call us , ma'am .
Okay ! Tell her at eight . Tell her we love her . Would you do that ? " He hung up .
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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