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

Kadish, Rachel, (author.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780544866676 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0544866673 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : HMH Books, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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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.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Women historians > Fiction.
Jewish women > Fiction.
Electronic books.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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