A review by angelaf
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

informative mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


 Incredible! The Weight of Ink is astoundingly beautiful and well-written as it intertwines the lives of modern-day historians with a 17th century Jewish woman in London. It is not a light read, but one that intersperses philosophy and religion with the roles of women in the 1660s. When reading, I was completely immersed in the time period and learned so much about Jewish history and culture. If you enjoy historical fiction with beautifully intertwining, mirrored stories in which you gain insights and knowledge, The Weight of Ink is for you. 

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