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Please join us for a reception and discussion with The Weight of Ink author, Rachel Kadish

When: January 16, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Key Biscayne Community Center, Lighthouse Room
10 Village Green Way
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Contact: Andrew Britton at andrew@keybiscaynefoundation.org ((305)-361-2770)
Summary: Rachel Kadish is the award-winning author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story, as well as the novella I Was Here. Winner of a 2017 National Jewish Book Award, The Weight Of Ink.
2019-01-16 18:00:00 2019-01-16 21:00:00 America/New_York Please join us for a reception and discussion with The Weight of Ink author, Rachel Kadish Rachel Kadish is the award-winning author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story, as well as the novella I Was Here. Winner of a 2017 National Jewish Book Award, The Weight Of Ink. (http://jewishmiami.org/events/please_join_us_for_a_reception_and_discussion_with_the_weight_of_ink_author_rachel_kadish) Key Biscayne Community Center, Lighthouse Room andrew@keybiscaynefoundation.org

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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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  • 2019-01-16 18:00:00 2019-01-16 21:00:00 America/New_York Please join us for a reception and discussion with The Weight of Ink author, Rachel Kadish Rachel Kadish is the award-winning author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story, as well as the novella I Was Here. Winner of a 2017 National Jewish Book Award, The Weight Of Ink. (http://jewishmiami.org/events/please_join_us_for_a_reception_and_discussion_with_the_weight_of_ink_author_rachel_kadish) Key Biscayne Community Center, Lighthouse Room, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 andrew@keybiscaynefoundation.org
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