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Book Club Discussion: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

August 10, 2020 @ 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, 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
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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August 10, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm