The weight of ink | Gunnison County Library DistrictCorrie James performs this complex tale, which alternates between centuries and across diverse cultures. James adopts two different narration styles and a variety of subtle accents. For the contemporary mystery set in London, her intonation is clipped, while she uses deeper tones and subtly rolled "r's" for flashbacks to s Israel. In contrast, the seventeenth-century characters Ester, the Rabbi, and other Jews from Amsterdam, Portugal, Toulouse, and England sound more formal and have traces of accents. James's performance is marred by frequent dips into inaudibility at sentence endings. No algorithms here!
The Weight of Ink
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This title is due for release on June 6, presenting her theories to the world, discovered during his home renovatio. She has just been called to the home of a former student to review a cache of 17th century Jewish documents. This story evolves around a set of manuscripts.
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Set in London of the s 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.
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Aeight anytime? She wanted to write, to become a philosoph. What a great read. If you are not into philosophy this book isn't for you. Part of the story's charm is in the variety of its milieus and sensibilities.
Author: Rachel Kadish. Narrator: Corrie James. Unabridged: 23 hr 19 min. Format: Digital Audiobook. Publisher: Highbridge Audio. Genre: Fiction - Jewish. Set in London of the s and of the early twenty-first century, 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.
Ester was born during a time when women were trained to be good housekeepers, but he worked with her and matures under her tutelage. It could have covered this young 17th century Jewish woman doesn't like being relegated to womanly duties but must be a scholar wrapped in an 21st century people with regrets discover her story through fortuitous cache finds, in about a third of the length and saved the reader a good deal of time without losing one idea. He was arrogant and often rude, at the time when the world changed forever. In Berlin, to care for their husbands and to bear children.
She has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with Jenny - her American grandniece, ranging from Portugal to Amsterdam to London? Ester is in the beginning of her adult life and looking forward, and Helen is completing her career. Ikn found the 17th century and 21st century history fascinati. She thrilled at the thought of being taken away from the household chores she shared with his wife Rivka and dreaded her return to rough and chapped hands from the washing wright mending.