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The weight of ink  Cover Image Book Book

The weight of ink / Rachel Kadish.

Kadish, Rachel, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544866461
  • ISBN: 0544866460
  • Physical Description: 567 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

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Summary, etc.:
"An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel for readers of A.S. Byatt's Possession and Geraldine Brooks's People 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, anemigrant 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 makein order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women historians > Fiction.
Jewish women > Fiction.
FICTION > General.
FICTION > Literary.
FICTION > Historical.
FICTION > Jewish.
Jewish women.
Women historians.
Jewish women > Fiction.
Women historians > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Jewish fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Jewish fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.

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  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library FIC KADISH 110400 FICTION Available -


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