Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages

Paperback | October 28, 2015

byVanitha Sankaran

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Watermark is a powerful novel about the destructive forces unleashed by ignorance and superstition.  Readers will care deeply for the courageous Auda.”
New York Times bestselling author Sharon Kay Penman<_o3a_p>

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Watermark is a magnificent debut by Vanitha Sankaran—an atmospheric and compelling novel about the search for identity, the power of self-expression, and value of the written word, set during the dark days of the Inquisition in Medieval France. Readers who were captivated by The Illuminator by Brenda Rickman Vantrease or Geraldine Brooks’s People of the Book will be enthralled by this thrilling journey to a colorful and dangerous past.<_o3a_p>

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“Watermark is a powerful novel about the destructive forces unleashed by ignorance and superstition.  Readers will care deeply for the courageous Auda.”—New York Times bestselling author Sharon Kay Penman  Watermark is a magnificent debut by Vanitha Sankaran—an atmospheric and compelling novel about the search for identity, the power o...

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The daughter of a papermaker in a small French village in the year 1320—mute from birth and forced to shun normal society—young Auda finds solace and escape in the wonder of the written word. Believed to be cursed by those who embrace ignorance and superstition, Auda's very survival is a testament to the strength of her spirit. But thi...

Vanitha Sankaran holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University. Her stories have been published in various print and online journals. In addition, she is a founding editor for the literary journalflashquake. She is at work on her second novel, which is abo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.1 × 5.38 × 0.9 inPublished:October 28, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061849278

ISBN - 13:9780061849275

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“Sankaran has created a likable, easy-to-root-for protagonist in Auda.”