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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I thought so . " “ He spooks me , Peg . " “ Me too . I like that in a man . ” It's not true
, but I think the chemicals in the bucket and in the Dirt Mister formula made me
jump track . She laughed . We worked on one last stubborn stain , which she ...
If a tree that thought it was a dog mated with a dog that thought it was a tree and
they had this lovely , leafy , blossoming , barking , jumping , unique creature —
and then they realized : I'm a tree ! I'm a dog ! Well , think about it . " “ All right .
I thought this might be the right time to offer my daughter the cupcakes I'd brought
. I really did think that . I've never been accused of being deep . I thought about all
kinds of things : the big fan in the grocery store , the newspapers , Tricia Nixon ...
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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