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Reading Group

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 The Weight of Ink – Rachel Kadish

The Reading Group will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall to discuss  this month’s book. 

Set in the 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.

As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of 17th-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.”

All are welcome!  Pizza, water, and wine will be provided.  Please bring $5.00 to offset the cost of the food and wine.

Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
207 N. Greenwood St.
LaGrange, GA 30240
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Phone:
706-884-8911

Organizer

Jane Brubaker
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