Jayne Anne Phillips
Adult Fiction PHILLIP
Summary: 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 TermiteÂ¿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.
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Being raised by Nonie; doesn't know who her father is; mother abandoned her; attending secretarial school.
Lark's younger brother; unable to walk or talk; left as a baby on Nonie's doorstep.
Lark and Termite's caretaker.
Termite's father; serving a tour in Korea.