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The Weight of Ink

(2017)
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WINNER OF A NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER

"A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."—Toni Morrison


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. 
 
When Helen is summoned by a former student to view a cache of newly discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents, she enlists the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents' scribe, the elusive "Aleph."
  
Electrifying and ambitious, The Weight of Ink is about women separated by centuries—and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.  

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A beautiful, intelligent and utterly absorbing novel." - Margot Livesey

"Rachel Kadish draws us deep inside the vivid, rarely-seen world of 17th century Jewish London, conjuring the life and legacy of an extraordinary woman with an insatiable hunger for knowledge and education." - Kate Manning

"A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion." - Toni Morrison


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June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Weight of Ink
Author(s): Rachel Kadish
ISBN: 0-544-86646-0 / 978-0-544-86646-1 (USA edition)
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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Weight of Ink
Author(s): Rachel Kadish
ISBN: 1-328-91578-6 / 978-1-328-91578-8 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Weight of Ink
Author(s): Rachel Kadish
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Title: The Weight of Ink
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Title: The Weight of Ink
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