Watermark is an atmospheric and compelling debut novel about the search for identity, the power of self-expression, and the value of the written word.
The daughter of a papermaker in 1320s France, Auda has an ability to read and write that comes from a place of need. Silenced, she finds hope and opportunity in the intricacies of her father’s craft. But the powerful forces of the ruling parties in France form a nearly insurmountable obstacle.
In a time when new ideas were subject to accusations of heresy, Auda dares to defy the status quo. Born albino, believed to be cursed, and rendered mute before she’s ever spoken, her very survival is a testament to the strength of her spirit. As Auda grows into womanhood, she reclaims her heritage in a quest for love and a sense of self.
Vanitha Sankaran holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University. In addition, her short stories have been published in numerous journals, such as Mindprints, Futures, Prose Ax, and The Midnight Mind. She is at work on her second novel, which is about printmaking in Italy during the High Renaissance.
Vanitha’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS
Monday, April 5th: Bibliofreak
Wednesday, April 7th: Savvy Verse & Wit
Thursday, April 8th: Serendipitous Reading
Monday, April 12th: Wordsmithonia
Tuesday, April 13th: Book Nerd Extraordinaire
Wednesday, April 14th: Rundpinne
Monday, April 19th: Raging Bibliomania
Wednesday, April 21st: Thoughts From an Evil Overlord
Thursday, April 22nd: Devourer of Books
Monday, April 26th: Café of Dreams
Tuesday, April 27th: Starting Fresh
Wednesday, April 28th: A Few More Pages
Thursday, April 29th: Reading, Writing, and Retirement