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Set in West Virginia and Korea, Lark and Termite is full of rich symbolism, character, and most of all - story.
There was little tension in Leavitt's story; you pretty much can see where it's headed and the Korean analogues get a bit repetitive.
I like to really get lost in a book, get sucked into it, and when it gets off track enough, that doesn't happen.
Compelling story that requires attention. The juxtaposition of war with a daily life of struggle presents parallel experiences and insights.Published 4 months ago by Mary L. Otto
Phillips brings the characters alive with touching portrayals of their lives and foibles. The plot unfolds with bursts of connection and imagery. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gail K Hill
This a story that is so real, touching and full! You will laugh, cry, conspire with and root for each character. We'll done and worth the read!Published 8 months ago by Phillipsclan
I found "Lark and Termite" to be both challenging and rewarding, but the book's strengths -- its lyrical beauty and a plot that became very engaging by the last third -- couldn't... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kate B.
Jayne Anne Phillips has crafted a beautiful story about the complications of family units and the friends and neighbors who help them hold together with their own complicated... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kate
This is the worest book I've ever read! You keep waiting for it to end and there is no ending.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
Compared to William Faulkner, Jayne Anne Phillips’ writing style is one that you either love or hate. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Suzanne Dobbins
I read a lot, and so my standards are pretty high, but this book stood out over others I've read. The writing was engaging and memorable. Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by Anne M.