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Rachel Kadish
Rachel Kadish
Novelist, essayist, author of THE WEIGHT OF INK.
Historical Fiction
Jewish
Literary
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Sam

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On my mind

Books books books. Historical fiction (researching it, writing it), literary fiction in general. Glad to talk about what art can do to promote understanding. Delighted to speak with aspiring writers. Delighted to speak with those struggling to balance the demands of parenting with the demands of making art. If you sign up for an afternoon call we can walk the dog together. Looking forward to speaking...

Why I'm excited to talk with readers

I love learning from readers and have been grateful for thoughtful and thought-provoking questions over the years.

All best,

Rachel

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The Weight of Ink

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.

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.

"A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."
— Toni Morrison

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I Was Here

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.

"A story of evil's aftermath that somehow manages to be both terrifying and profoundly kind, I WAS HERE 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 THE MIND BODY PROBLEM and PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX: WHY PHILOSOPHY WON'T GO AWAY

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