A Novel of the Middle Ages
“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
Praise For Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages…
— New York Times bestselling author Sharon Kay Penman
“This debut historical ... has potential for book club discussions and will appeal to readers of medieval historical fiction.”
— Library Journal
“A story that will keep the reader up at night...”
— Laurel Corona
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.”
— Publishers Weekly
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780061849275, 368pp.
Publication Date: April 13, 2010
About the Author
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 journal flashquake. She is at work on her second novel, which is about printmaking in Renaissance Venice.