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The weight of ink [electronic resource] / Rachel Kadish.

Kadish, Rachel, (author.). James, Corrie. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781681686325 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1681686325 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (23hr., 25 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States]: HighBridge, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Corrie James.
Summary, etc.: 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. 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 make in order reconcile the life of the heart and mind.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Women historians > Fiction.
Jewish women > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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