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The Weight of Ink

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.  

RACHEL KADISH is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story, and of the novella I Was Here. Her work has appeared on NPR and in The New York Times, Ploughshares, and Tin House.  

ISBN: 9781328915788

ISBN-10: 9781328915788

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 05/01/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/01/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 592

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Literary

Fiction / Historical

Fiction / Jewish

History / Jewish