The Weight Of Ink

June 6, 2017|
The Weight Of Ink by Rachel Kadish
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An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel for readers of A. S. Byatt’sPossessionand Geraldine Brooks’sPeople of the Book

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century,The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. 

As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and in a race with another fast-moving team of historians, Helen embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents’ scribe, the elusive “Aleph.”
Electrifying and ambitious, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone,The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.
RACHEL KADISH is the award-winning author of the novelsFrom a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story, and the novellaI Was Here. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Timesonline, Ploughshares,andTin House. 
Title:The Weight Of Ink
Product dimensions:576 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.68 in
Shipping dimensions:576 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.68 in
Published:June 6, 2017
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780544866461

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