Thursday, December 14, 2017

Eight books that capture the spirit of Hanukkah

At Bustle, Melissa Ragsdale tagged eight books that "go right along with the spirit of [Hanukkah]," including:
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

In this wonderful novel, Kadish imagines what it would have taken for a Jewish woman to have become a writer in the 16th century. She tells the story of a young woman who posed as a man in order to be a scholar, and the historians tracking her down centuries later. It's particularly fascinating because there are very little records of Jewish women in history, and Kadish delivers a wonderful exploration of how identity and history intertwine.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Weight of Ink.

The Page 69 Test: The Weight of Ink.

--Marshal Zeringue