By Rachel Kadish
Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven story of 2 ladies of exceptional mind: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who's accredited to scribe for a blind rabbi, ahead of the plague hits town; and Helen Watt, an unwell historian with a love of Jewish history.
As the radical opens, Helen has been summoned through a former pupil to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish records newly chanced on in his domestic in the course of a protection. Enlisting assistance from Aaron Levy, an American graduate pupil as impatient as he's captivating, and in a race with one other fast-moving crew of historians, Helen embarks on one final undertaking: to figure out the identification of the files’ scribe, the elusive “Aleph.”
Electrifying and impressive, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work of historic fiction approximately girls separated by means of centuries, and the alternatives and sacrifices they need to make in order to reconcile the lifetime of the guts and brain.