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Author Kadish, Rachel, author.

Title The weight of ink / Rachel Kadish.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Coal City PL Adult Fiction - CCBB-2  F KADIS    AVAILABLE
 Colona District PL Stacks - CLNG-2  FIC KAD    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC KAD    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Adult Fiction - EMPG-1  FIC KAD    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Fiction - IPLY-12  FIC KAD    AVAILABLE
 Johnsburg PL Adult Fiction - JOLY-11  FIC KADISH    AVAILABLE
 Marengo-Union LD Adult Fiction - MRLY-11  FIC KADISH    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  KAD    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F KADISH    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Southwest Branch Adult Fiction - RISG-1  FIC KADISH    AVAILABLE

Description 567 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "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. (OCoLC)fst00983062
Women historians. (OCoLC)fst01177742
Jewish women -- Fiction.
Women historians -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Jewish fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Jewish fiction.
Historical fiction.
Other Form: Online version: Kadish, Rachel. Weight of ink. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017 9780544866676 (DLC) 2017010659
ISBN 9780544866461 (hardcover)
0544866460 (hardcover)

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