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Rachel Kadish


Rachel Kadish

Rachel Kadish is the award-winning author of the novels FROM A SEALED ROOM and TOLSTOY LIED: A Love Story, and the novella I WAS HERE. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, Ploughshares and Tin House

Books by Rachel Kadish

by Rachel Kadish - Fiction

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early 21st 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 17th-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."