Lark Ann Browning Erhardt
The six-year-old main character is often afraid of her father and very close to her mother.
A veteran who is mentally challenged because of war wounds.
Lark's maternal aunt who gives birth to a stillborn baby girl whom she names Marjorie.
Husband of Betty, he abandons his family in search of work and never returns.
The young girl who teaches Lark to swim.
One of Lark's best friends, Lark is jealous of Sally's home until she realizes what Sally's life is really like.
Mrs. Stella Wheeler
Sally's mother who cries a lot.
One of Arlene's best friends, she helps with Hilly's funeral and hosts the reception afterward at her house...
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