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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.
Baker & Taylor Lark, her brother Termite, their mother Lola, and Termite's soldier father, Robert Leavitt, must deal with family secrets, ghosts, and the repercussions of the Korean War on their personal relationships in 1950s West Virginia.
Baker & Taylor Set against the backdrop of the Korean War in the 1950s, a multilayered novel about family, the power of loss and love, the repercussions of war, old secrets and the bonds that unite and sustain personal relationships focuses on a single family--Lark, her brother Termite, their mother Lola, their aunt Nonie and Termite's soldier father, Robert Leavitt. Reprint. A best-selling book.