Local author has booksigning in HMB, Sunday


By on Tue, June 8, 2010

Vanitha Sankaran, author of her fiction paperback, Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages, will be having a reading on Sun June 13 at Coastside Books at 2 pm.

Watermark is the story of Auda, the mute daughter of a papermaker in a small French village in the year 1320.  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 this is an age of Inquisition and intolerance, when difference and defiance are punishable "sins" and new ideas are considered damnable heresy. When darkness descends upon her world, Auda—newly grown to womanhood—is forced to flee, setting off on a remarkable quest to discover love and a new sense of self . . . and to reclaim her heritage and the small glory of her father’s art.

Come join us for an afternoon of reading, signing and fun—refreshments will be served!

Coastside Books: 432 Main St, HMB 2 pm, Sun June 13th