Lark and Termite
By Jayne Anne Phillips
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375701931, 282pp.)
Publication Date: January 12, 2010
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"Chicago Tribune," "Christian Science Monitor," "The Washington Post" and "Los Angeles Times" Best Book of the Year
Lark and Termite is a rich, wonderfully alive novel about seventeen year old Lark and her brother, Termite, living in West Virginia in the 1950s. Their mother, Lola, is absent, while their aunt, Nonie, raises them as her own, and Termite's father, Corporal Robert Leavitt, is caught up in the early days of the Korean War. Award-winning author Jayne Anne Phillips intertwines family secrets, dreams, and ghosts in a story about the love that unites us all.