The Weight of Ink

The Weight of Ink
Author: Rachel Kadish
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2018-05-07
ISBN 10: 1925774147
ISBN 13: 9781925774146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weight of Ink Book Review:

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

The Weight of Ink

The Weight of Ink
Author: Rachel Kadish
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 0544866673
ISBN 13: 9780544866676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weight of Ink Book Review:

WINNER OF A NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD A USA TODAY BESTSELLER "A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."—Toni Morrison 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.

Tolstoy Lied

Tolstoy Lied
Author: Rachel Kadish
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780618546695
ISBN 13: 0618546693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tolstoy Lied Book Review:

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
Author: Rachel Kadish
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780618562411
ISBN 13: 0618562419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From a Sealed Room Book Review:

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
Author: Hanna Alkaf
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 1534426094
ISBN 13: 9781534426092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weight of Our Sky Book Review:

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, “stunning” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) 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.

The Weight of Zero

The Weight of Zero
Author: Karen Fortunati
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 1101938927
ISBN 13: 9781101938928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weight of Zero Book Review:

"A seventeen-year-old suffering from bipolar disease wants to commit suicide, but a meaningful relationship and the care of a gifted psychiatrist alter her perception of her diagnosis as a death sentence"--

Ink

Ink
Author: Sabrina Vourvoulias,Kathleen Alcala
Publsiher: Rosarium Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 1495627373
ISBN 13: 9781495627378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ink Book Review:

Her name is Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me." America has lost its way. The strongest of people can be found in the unlikeliest of places. The future of the entire country will depend on them. All across the United States, people scramble to survive new, draconian policies that mark and track immigrants and their children (citizens or not) as their freedoms rapidly erode around them. For the "inked"—those whose immigration status has been permanently tattooed on their wrists—those famous words on the Statue of Liberty are starting to ring hollow. The tattoos have marked them for horrors they could not have imagined within US borders. As the nightmare unfolds before them, unforeseen alliances between the inked—like Mari, Meche, and Toño—and non-immigrants—Finn, Del, and Abbie—are formed, all in the desperate hope to confront it. Ink is the story of their ingenuity. Of their resilience. Of their magic. A story of how the power of love and community out-survives even the grimmest times.

Ink in the Blood

Ink in the Blood
Author: Kim Smejkal
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1328557057
ISBN 13: 9781328557056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ink in the Blood Book Review:

Celia and Anya, friends who use tattoo magic to send divine messages, must rely on one another to survive when they discover the fake deity they serve is very real--and very angry.

The Weight of Love

The Weight of Love
Author: Hilary Fannin
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN 10: 1473578337
ISBN 13: 9781473578333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weight of Love Book Review:

'This is heartache for grown ups. The Weight of Love pulls you in and does not let go' ANNE ENRIGHT 'Beautiful and painful, exquisitely written, shot through with nostalgia for our earlier selves' MARIAN KEYES London, 1996. Robin and Ruth meet in the staff room of an East London school. Robin, desperate for a real connection, instantly falls in love. Ruth, recently bereaved and fragile, is tentative. When Robin introduces Ruth to his childhood friend, Joseph, a tortured and talented artist, their attraction is instant. Powerless, Robin watches on as the girl he loves and his best friend begin a passionate and turbulent affair. Dublin 2017. Robin and Ruth are married and have a son, Sid, who is about to emigrate to Berlin. Theirs is a marriage haunted by the ghost of Joseph and as the distance between them grows, Robin makes a choice that could have potentially devastating consequences. The Weight of Love is a beautiful exploration of how we manage life when the notes and beats of our existence, so carefully arranged, begin to slip off the stave. An intimate and moving account of the intricacies of marriage and the myriad ways in which we can love and be loved. 'Delicate, powerful, hypnotic' DONAL RYAN 'Fannin's novel is already likely to be a serious contender for one of the books of the year' SUNDAY TIMES

Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone
Author: Rachel Caine
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 069818081X
ISBN 13: 9780698180819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ink and Bone Book Review:

In this exhilarating series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.… Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden. Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service. When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn....

Guardian of the Groceries

Guardian of the Groceries
Author: Michael Albanese
Publsiher: Weight of Ink
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN 10: 9781732898714
ISBN 13: 1732898715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guardian of the Groceries Book Review:

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

The Weight Of It All

The Weight Of It All
Author: N. R. Walker
Publsiher: Blueheart Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781925886443
ISBN 13: 1925886441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weight Of It All Book Review:

After being dumped by his long-term boyfriend for being overweight, Henry Beckett decides to make some drastic changes. In a vain attempt at getting his boyfriend back, Henry does the most absurdly frightening thing he can think of. He joins a gym. Reed Henske is a personal trainer who isn't sure he'll ever be ready to date again. He's sick of guys who are only interested in the perfect body image, never seeing him for who he really is. As Reed tortures Henry with things like diet and exercise, Henry enamours Reed with recipes and laughter. As the friendship lines start to blur, Henry is convinced there's no way Thor-like Reed could ever be interested in a guy like him. Reed just has to convince Henry that life isn't about reaching your ideal bodyweight. It's about finding your perfect counterweight.

Long Way Down

Long Way Down
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1481438271
ISBN 13: 9781481438278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Way Down Book Review:

“An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger.” —Booklist (starred review) “Astonishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Honor Book A Printz Honor Book A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017 An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds’s electrifying novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That’s where Will’s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother’s gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he’s after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that’s when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn’s gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn’t know that Shawn had ever actually USED his gun. Bigger huh. BUCK IS DEAD. But Buck’s in the elevator? Just as Will’s trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck’s cigarette. Will doesn’t know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, MISSES. And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows. A story that might never know an END…if Will gets off that elevator. Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.

People of the Book

People of the Book
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-07-14
ISBN 10: 0007379846
ISBN 13: 9780007379842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People of the Book Book Review:

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.

The Very Marrow of Our Bones

The Very Marrow of Our Bones
Author: Christine Higdon
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 1773051857
ISBN 13: 9781773051857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Very Marrow of Our Bones Book Review:

Defiance, faith, and triumph in a heartrending novel about daughters and mothers On a miserable November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and murderous husbands. But no one can find a trace of Bette Parsons or Alice McFee. Even the egg seller, Doris Tenpenny, a woman to whom everyone tells their secrets, hears nothing. Ten-year-old Lulu Parsons discovers something, though: a milk-stained note her mother, Bette, left for her father on the kitchen table. Wally, it says, I will not live in a tarpaper shack for the rest of my life . . . Lulu tells no one, and months later she buries the note in the woods. At the age of ten, she starts running — and forgetting — lurching through her unraveled life, using the safety of solitude and detachment until, at fifty, she learns that she is not the only one who carries a secret. Hopeful, lyrical, comedic, and intriguingly and lovingly told, The Very Marrow of Our Bones explores the isolated landscapes and thorny attachments bred by childhood loss and buried secrets.

The Weight of All Things

The Weight of All Things
Author: Sandra Benitez
Publsiher: Hyperion
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-02-20
ISBN 10: 9780786887033
ISBN 13: 0786887036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weight of All Things Book Review:

Now available in paperback -- "Bentez's third novel seamlessly blends fact with imagination, evoking the trauma of war more vividly than any newspaper account . . . beautifully illuminating." (Publishers Weekly starred review) Sandra Bentez received international acclaim for her first two novels: A Place Where the Sea Remembers ("A quietly stunning work that leaves soft tracks in the heart" --Washington Post Book World) and Bitter Grounds ("The kind of book that fills your dreams for weeks" --Isabel Allende). Now she returns with an unforgettable tale of life in war-torn El Salvador.

Weight of Glory

Weight of Glory
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-06-16
ISBN 10: 0061950289
ISBN 13: 9780061950285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weight of Glory Book Review:

The classic Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War Two. The nine addresses in Weight of Glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the Christian faith during a time of great doubt.

Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers
Author: Robert Stone
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780395860250
ISBN 13: 0395860253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dog Soldiers Book Review:

Three people caught in the world of drug dealing attempt to realize their idle dreams

Weight of Memory

Weight of Memory
Author: Kristina Brune
Publsiher: Sands Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 9781988281964
ISBN 13: 1988281962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weight of Memory Book Review:

Lara Kemp's brother is dead. She's a wife and a mother but she's lost in her grief and far too many days she finds herself curled up on her closet floor, unable to function. She's miserable and worst of all, she's lost all her memories of her brother and can only remember him through the stories other people share. When Lara comes close to taking her own life, she and her husband take steps to get her the help she needs. They go on a much-needed visit to Lara's aunt in the small town of Grafton, Illinois, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. In search of something--anything--to help her overcome the pain and get back to her normal, unremarkable life, Lara stumbles upon an old book in an antique shop. The book tells the story of a woman from a wealthy family in the 19th century, whose brother died in a fishing accident. Lara finds comfort in the book and her life slowly begins to return to a new normal. Months later, she reads the book again, but this time, the book is different. Lara thinks the book has changed. It appears to be small changes at first, and Lara chalks it up to just misremembering. But as she reads on, the story takes a dark, sinister turn and is nothing like the story she read the first time. Soon, the terrifying things happening in the book begin to mirror the strange happenings in Lara's own life. With her husband and almost everyone around her convinced her experiences are a byproduct of her stress and grief, Lara is convinced it's real. Based on what happened in the book, Lara begins to hope it might hold the secret to recovering her memories of her brother, so she sets out to find out more. Lara discovers that the story is real and that she and the women in her family are connected to the book in ways she never could have guessed. Refusing to back down in the face of the increasingly terrifying things happening around her, Lara enlists the help of her Aunt Maisie and her friend Maryn, along with Amabel, a mysterious store owner in Grafton, to figure out what the book is and what it can do. What Lara doesn't know is that all three of them know more about the book than they've let on. When Lara's life is endangered by the magic fighting its way out of the book, the women come clean about what they know. They discover the magic contained in the book is uncontrollable and they have no idea what might be waiting on the other side. The women devise a plan to destroy the book. Ultimately, Lara will have to choose between doing the safe, right thing and taking the coven's advice...or the impossible, unbelievable thing that would allow her what she wants most in the world--a chance to connect with her brother again and get her memories back.

Something in the Water

Something in the Water
Author: Catherine Steadman
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 1984820532
ISBN 13: 9781984820532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something in the Water Book Review:

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.... 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....