SIGNER SAND, watercolor sketch in my art-notebook. I made it as part of my summary of the book: SIGNER SAND, by Martine Reid. The book deals mostly with Aurora Dudevant's decision of choosing and signing her name....differently. How different? To begin with, a man's name: George, and the last name: Sand, the last part of her editor's name. But why? why would a young girl in 1832 want to sign her writings with such a name? Why write? The author argues that George Sand (Aurora Dudevant) had a terrible identity complex. She tried to hide her pain...for her father's early death and her mother's distance. What do you think?