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Set in the London of the 1660s and of the early 21st 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 17th-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 reconcile the life of the heart and mind.
©2017 Rachel Kadish (P)2017 HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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By Suzanne Warshavsky on 07-20-17

Fascinating story, well written

Well researched, beautifully written historical novel with a twist. Characters and locations spring to life from the first pages. Difficult to put down.

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By Deanna on 08-15-17

gorgeous!

beautiful, gorgeous, stirring, lovely!

Imaginative, beautiful storytelling, connecting complex human stories across centuries. Engaging, inspiringly flawed characters living lives of desparation, ambition, and hope. Loved it, hope for more of the same from this author.

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