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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Kevin McIlvoy. The next minute , if a question seems too imminent , they fade .
Minorest characters . I ask , " So. What did you think of ' His Fisť ? Norm ? Burns ?
" Norm says , “ Good . " Burns slowly turns his total attention on Peter , who is also
If Molly didn't hurry , he would be home soon . Molly and I drove to the university
duck pond for our regular Tuesday afternoon visit . In the car , she asked a
familiar barrage of questions about when ducks had babies , how many , whether
was a question that genuinely challenged us . For many years after the question
became figurative and then finally ironic , we kept asking it . “ Okay , ” I said , “
where do we start ? ' ' Molly leaned against the wall where most of the window ...
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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