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Rossland Public Library FIC KAD (Text) 35162001010641 Fiction Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781328915788 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    575 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0

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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: Jewish women -- Fiction
Women historians -- Fiction
Jewish fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
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