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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2 She and her mother had fussed over her hair , whether it should have a ribbon
to pull it back from her face and forehead . Her mother won ... No sooner had Mr.
O'Crerieh gone than the Burpee pickup pulled into their driveway . The man who
In her mother's room she carefully pulled the dress over her hair . She rolled her
new white socks down a little bit more until her ankles matched to her mother's
satisfaction . " Stand straight when he photographs you , ” she said . “ Look .
Pull over . ” The very moment I pulled over , I saw her . She was sitting atop the
precarious high peak of folded cardboard in the box man's truck . Her best white
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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