Our Book Club

Our next books:

Title Author Meeting date and time
The Art Forger
Barbara A. Shapiro April 26, 2023,  7:30 pm
All About Me Mel Brooks May 24, 2023, 7:30 pm
We Were the Lucky Ones Georgia Hunter June 28, 2023, 7:30 pm
The Weight of Ink Rachel Kadish September 27, 2023, 7:30 pm
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Gabrielle Zevin October 25, 2023, 7:30 pm
The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville Clare Mulley November 29, 2023, 7:30 pm (5th week of Nov.)
The Matchmakers Gift Lynda Cohen Loigman December 27, 2023, 7:30 pm
The Dressmakers of Auschwitz Lucy Adlington January 24, 2024, 7:30 pm
Madam Debbie Applegate February 28, 2024, 7:30 pm

Book Club Meeting #1

The Weight of Ink

by Rachel Kadish


Book Club Meeting #14 will be held on September 27th at 7:30. (last week of September)


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.

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