This is it, Lark Harnish

Laura Best

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ISBN: 9781774711064

This is it, Lark Harnish

  Author:   Laura Best    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

A historical middle-grade novel following a plucky thirteen-year-old hired girl in rural 1919 Nova Scotia, exploring grief and love, poverty and privilege, and family in all its forms, from the award-winning author of The Cammie Turple series.

Lark Harnish, plucky and chatty and full of hope, is starting a new life. It’s 1919 in rural Nova Scotia and at just thirteen years old, she has to leave her mother and siblings to go work at the McMasters house. Her father has died and her family desperately needs the money.

She arrives expecting another version of her own family — bruised and saddened by the loss of a parent, but still full of love and laughter and stories. Instead she finds a family in tatters, with devastated adults raising sad and lonely children. When Lark barrels in with her big personality, she disturbs a long-held silence in the McMasters house. The well-being of Lark’s family is on the line, and so are the hearts of the McMasters. Can Lark find her way in this new life, or are two families about to fall apart?

In her newest historical middle-grade novel, celebrated author Laura Best brings another delightful group of characters to her readers, along with all the complexity of families finding hope in hard times.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781774711064
Item NB1443
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on October 24 2022
Language eng
Pages 200
Format Paperback
Dimensions7.75(in) x 5.25(in)
Shipping weight221(g)
Laura Best has had over forty short stories published in literary magazines and anthologies. Her first young adult novel, Bitter, Sweet, was shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and made the Best Books for Kids and Teens 2011 list. She lives in East Dalhousie, Nova Scotia, with her husband, Brian. Visit