A Novel of the Middle Ages
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780061849275, 368pp.
Publication Date: April 13, 2010
“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 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.
Praise For Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages…
“This debut historical ... has potential for book club discussions and will appeal to readers of medieval historical fiction.”
“A story that will keep the reader up at night...”
Sankaran deftly illuminates a time of intellectual darkness in this superbly rendered debut.
“Sankaran has created a likable, easy-to-root-for protagonist in Auda.”