Rachel Kadish

1 The Weight of Ink

Author : Rachel Kadish
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Religious  Historical  History 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2018-05-01
Description :  <b>WINNER OF A NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD<br /> A <i>USA TODAY</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br /> "A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."—Toni Morrison</b><br /><br /> Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, <i>The Weight of Ink</i> is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an&#xa0;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.&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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,&#xa0;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."<br /> &#xa0;&#xa0;<br /> Electrifying and ambitious,&#xa0;<i>The Weight of Ink</i> is about women separated by centuries—and the choices and sacrifices they must make&#xa0;in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.&#xa0;&#xa0;

2 Tolstoy Lied

Author : Rachel Kadish
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-09-11
Description :  In Anna Karenina, Tolstoy famously wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This celebrated maxim seems questionable at best to literature professor Tracy Farber. If Tolstoy is to be taken at his word, only unhappiness is interesting; happiness is predictable and bland.<br /> Tracy secretly nurtures an unusual project: proving that happiness can be uniquely interesting, in literature and in life. Although challenging the masterly Tolstoy creates a potential threat to her job security, Tracy is confident. After all, she’s her own perfect example -- content with friends and work and satisfied to be single at age thirty-three. But then she meets George, who will sweep her off her feet and challenge all of her theories. When love proves more complicated than Tracy had imagined, she struggles to find happiness in a way that fulfills both her head and her heart.

3 From a Sealed Room

Author : Rachel Kadish
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2006-09-01
Description :  In this affecting, perceptive&#xa0;novel, Rachel Kadish reflects on the ghosts of the past, the tensions of war, and the difficult bonds of family. When Maya enrolls at Hebrew University in Jerusalem shortly after the Gulf War, she hopes to leave New York and a fraught relationship with her mother behind her. In Israel, she gets to know her older cousin Tami, a housewife whose home has a room sealed against the war's Scud missile attacks. Like Maya, Tami feels distanced from the people closest to her -- her mother, her husband, her only son. But it will ultimately be Maya's visits with Shifra, an elderly recluse and Holocaust survivor who lives in the apartment below her, that give Maya the courage to confront her problems and break free of the burdens of her past.

4 I Was Here

Author : Rachel Kadish
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-05-02
Description :  In a working-class Irish Catholic town, the abuse of a young girl is hushed up by a community more interested in civility than justice. Now, almost two decades later, sweet, damaged Charlotte starts receiving obscene text messages from someone who insists he knows her secret, and ten seemingly unconnected lives are pulled into an intricate and dangerous swerve toward tragedy.&#xa0;<br /><br /> This heart-stopping tale unfolds at the pace of a thriller, but its exquisite tension is generated by the precision of its character portraits. Equal parts Gillian Flynn and Tobias Wolff, <i>I Was Here</i> is not only a tour de force of storytelling but a profound look at human fragility, the momentum of evil, and the bravery required for kindness. It is, in short, a dazzlingly good read, marrying the depth and beauty of literary fiction to the adrenaline rush of a thriller, and told with the fierce empathy that fans of Kadish’s first two novels have come to know as distinctively her own.&#xa0;<br /><br /> PRAISE FOR <i>I WAS HERE</i>&#xa0;<br /> "A story of evil's aftermath that somehow manages to be both terrifying and profoundly kind, <i>I Was Here</i> is more than an extraordinary novella - it is an announcement that Rachel Kadish, long one of our most promising writers, is now a literary force to be reckoned with." -- Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, bestselling author of <i>The Mind Body Problem</i> and <i>Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away</i>&#xa0;<br /><br /> "<i>I Was Here</i> is a riveting read. Rachel Kadish weaves in and out of her different characters' minds, laying bare their secrets and makes us feel for all of them. I couldn't stop thinking about this novella long after I read it." -- Tova Mirvis, bestselling author of <i>The Ladies' Auxiliary</i> and <i>Visible City</i>&#xa0;<br /><br /> "This was my first Rooster read, and came in bite sized installments to my phone on an every-other-day basis. But here’s the thing – I could not wait for the next installment, and read Kadish’s novella in one heady rush. The story centers on a working class down that’s seen better days, and a group of six-degrees-separated characters who were or all involved in a child abuse crime perpetrated years ago. The incident, which had been hushed up, is rearing back up as the abuser is thrown in jail after going after more young girls. I know, not exactly the kind of uplifting stuff that usually has me on the edge of my reading toes – but this book is so lush, and soft, and delicate, all while being quietly furious and empowering. From Charlotte the first abused child, now a struggling adult with a family of her own; to Jim, the son of the abuser, who refuses to believe his father capable of such crimes – every character is so fleshed out, wholly believable, tangibly present, I felt like I was in the action with them, scene after scene. I’m still haunted by the book, feeling the imprint of the characters in my head, and rushing to the bookstore to buy more of Kadish’s fiction." - Alison Peters, BookRiot&#xa0;<br /><br /> ABOUT RACHEL KADISH&#xa0;<br /> Rachel Kadish is the author of the novels <i>From A Sealed Room</i> and <i>Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story</i>. Her work has been read on National Public Radio and has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Ploughshares, Tin House, Zoetrope, Bomb, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. She’s a graduate of Princeton University, holds an M.A. in creative writing from New York University, and has been a fiction fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and of the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as a writer-in-residence at Stanford University. She lives outside Boston, where she teaches fiction in Lesley University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, and is a research associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. <i>I Was Here</i> is her first novella.

5 Il peso dell'inchiostro

Author : Rachel Kadish
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-12-22
Description :  Helen, una studiosa di storia ebraica sulla soglia della pensione, viene convocata per visionare alcuni documenti ebraici del XVII secolo appena scoperti dietro il muro di una casa londinese durante una ristrutturazione. Avvalendosi dell’aiuto di Aaron Levy, un brillante studente americano, Helen si prefigge un ambizioso progetto: scoprire l’identità dello scriba dei documenti, l’elusivo “Aleph”. Ma quando Helen e Aaron si rendono conto che le lettere del rabbino sono state scritte per lui da una donna, perché lui era cieco, il loro significato storico muta radicalmente, catapultandoli nella Londra del XVII secolo, dove l’ebrea Ester Velasquez vive in una comunità fortemente maschilista. Ester è sopravvissuta a molte tragedie nella sua giovane vita e ora, in silenzio, fermamente rifiuta di essere schiacciata ancora. Mentre la peste infuria a Londra, Ester trova il modo di esercitare la sua passione per lo studio e di non cedere al suo destino di donna del XVII secolo, moglie fedele e triste custode del focolare domestico.



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