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Book Club Discussion: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The IPL Book Club meets the 2nd Monday of the month, January – October.
Currently, we are meeting online through Zoom meetings.
To attend, send an email to Michelle at Librarian@IrondaleLibrary.org, or fill in the form below, or message us through Facebook.
We will send you an invitation to the Zoom Meeting along with instructions for Zoom.
About The Weight of Ink:
Winner of a 2017 National Jewish Book Award
-From rachelkadish.com
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.

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Date:
August 10
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm