Staff Pick: Irene on The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish


Winner of a 2017 National Jewish Book Award

There is something inherently exciting in finding a cache of documents and letters that is over 300 years old.

This book weaves together the stories of two women: Ester Velasquez, who is a scribe for a blind rabbi in 1660s pre-plague London, and the historian Helen Watt, who assesses the documents in the 21st century. Kadish brings these two dedicated characters to life by telling the alternate stories of the mystery of the documents and the subterfuge Ester undertook to write them.

The rich detail of the times in which each lived makes for compelling reading.

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