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The Weight of Ink

The Weight of Ink Book
Author : Rachel Kadish
Publisher : Text Publishing
Release : 2018-05-07
ISBN : 1925774147
File Size : 35,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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A USA Today Bestseller An Amazon Best Book of the Year 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. When Helen is summoned by a former student to view a cache of newly discovered seventeenth-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”. Electrifying and ambitious, The Weight of Ink is about women separated by centuries–and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind. Rachel Kadish is the award-winning author of the novels From a Sealed Room, Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story and The Weight of Ink, as well as the novella I Was Here. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, Ploughshares, and Tin House, and has been anthologised in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and elsewhere. She lives outside Boston and teaches in Lesley University's MFA Program in Creative Writing. www.rachelkadish.com “A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion.” Toni Morrison ‘A sophisticated twining of literature and early modern history, The Weight of Ink expertly layers research and imagination, blending historical romance with intellectually satisfying metafiction.’ Sydney Morning Herald “This astonishing third novel from Kadish introduces readers to the 17th-century Anglo-Jewish world with not only excellent scholarship, but also fine storytelling. The riveting narrative and well-honed characters will earn a place in readers’ hearts.” Library Journal, starred review “Like A.S. Byatt’s Possession and Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, this emotionally rewarding novel follows [...] present-day academics trying to make sense of a mystery from the past... Vivid and memorable.” Publisher’s Weekly “An unforgettable quest... Kadish’s characters are memorable, and we’re treated to a host of them...From Shakespeare’s Dark Lady to Spinoza’s philosophical heresies, Kadish leaves no stone unturned in this moving historical epic. Chock-full of rich detail and literary intrigue.” Kirkus Reviews “Kadish positions two women born centuries apart yet united by a thirst for knowledge at the core of a richly textured, addictive novel...Kadish has fashioned a suspenseful literary tale that serves as a compelling tribute to women across the centuries committed to living, breathing, and celebrating the life of the mind.” Booklist ‘So powerful and visceral...Incredible...I haven’t been able to read a book since.’ Rose McGowan, New York Times Book Review Podcast ‘So many historical novels play with the “across worlds and centuries” trope, but this one really delivers, tying characters and manuscripts together with deep assurance. A book to get lost in.’ LitHub ‘The Weight of Ink hooked me so deeply...Kadish, with storytelling genius, mirrors events and eureka moments across the centuries, binding the characters to one another. And an enormously satisfying ending wraps everything up while leaving enough rough edges to mimic the loose ends of real life.’ Amazon Book Review

Tolstoy Lied

Tolstoy Lied Book
Author : Rachel Kadish
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780618546695
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Headed for tenure at a major university, Tracy Farber is determined to demonstrate that Tolstoy is wrong in his argument that only unhappiness is interesting and sets out to prove that happiness and the search for happiness are complicated.

From a Sealed Room

From a Sealed Room Book
Author : Rachel Kadish
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780618562411
File Size : 26,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The life stories of three very different women--Tami, Maya, and Shifra--trapped within the sealed walls of war, bound by horrific memories of the past and a sense of a perilous present, intertwine, in a debut novel that follows their individual struggles to break free of their confinement. Reprint.

The Weight of Our Sky

The Weight of Our Sky Book
Author : Hanna Alkaf
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-02-05
ISBN : 1534426108
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical movie-going, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother’s death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied. A trip to the movies after school turns into a nightmare when the city erupts into violent race riots between the Chinese and the Malay. When gangsters come into the theater and hold movie-goers hostage, Mel, a Malay, is saved by a Chinese woman, but has to leave her best friend behind to die. On their journey through town, Mel sees for herself the devastation caused by the riots. In her village, a neighbor tells her that her mother, a nurse, was called in to help with the many bodies piling up at the hospital. Mel must survive on her own, with the help of a few kind strangers, until she finds her mother. But the djinn in her mind threatens her ability to cope.

Guardian of the Groceries

Guardian of the Groceries Book
Author : Michael Albanese
Publisher : Weight of Ink
Release : 2020-11-30
ISBN : 9781732898714
File Size : 24,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Henry gets bored sometimes. I mean, we all do. One day, when his mother takes him to the grocery store (the most boring place on earth!), Henry decides to use his imagination. And what happens next is the most incredible adventure he's ever been on! Join Henry on this unexpected journey and you, too, might just be surprised by what you find! "It's okay to be bored sometimes. That's the perfect time to use your imagination." - Henry's Mom

People of the Book

People of the Book Book
Author : Geraldine Brooks
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2011-07-14
ISBN : 0007379846
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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A novel from the author of ‘March’ and ‘Year of Wonders’ takes place in the aftermath of the Bosnian War, as a young book conservator arrives in Sarajevo to restore a lost treasure.

Something in the Water

Something in the Water Book
Author : Catherine Steadman
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2020-06-23
ISBN : 1984820532
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “A psychological thriller that captivated me from page one. What unfolds makes for a wild, page-turning ride! It’s the perfect beach read!”—Reese Witherspoon A shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple in this taut psychological thriller from the author of Mr. Nobody and The Disappearing Act. “Steadman keeps the suspense ratcheted up.”—The New York Times ITW THRILLER AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY GLAMOUR AND NEWSWEEK If you could make one simple choice that would change your life forever, would you? Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water. . . . Could the life of your dreams be the stuff of nightmares? Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret. After all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events. . . . Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave? Wonder no longer. Catherine Steadman’s enthralling voice shines throughout this spellbinding debut novel. With piercing insight and fascinating twists, Something in the Water challenges the reader to confront the hopes we desperately cling to, the ideals we’re tempted to abandon, and the perfect lies we tell ourselves.

The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water Book
Author : Sarah Crossan
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2013-07-23
ISBN : 1619630478
File Size : 30,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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A poetic, gifty offering that combines first love, friendship, and persistent courage in this lyrical immigration story told in verse. Carrying just a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother are immigrating to England from Poland. Kasienka isn't the happiest girl in the world. At home, her mother is suffering from a broken heart as she searches for Kasienka's father. And at school, Kasienka is having trouble being the new girl and making friends. The only time she feels comforted is when she's swimming at the pool. But she can't quite shake the feeling that she's sinking. Until a new boy swims into her life, and she learns that there might be more than one way to stay afloat. The Weight of Water is a coming-of-age story that deftly handles issues of immigration, alienation, and first love. Moving and poetically rendered, this novel-in-verse is the story of a young girl whose determination to find out who she is prevails.