Better Reading Preview: House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon

Better Reading Preview: House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon

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Publisher details

House on Endless Waters
Author
Emuna Elon
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Fiction
Released
04 March, 2020

Synopsis

A lyrical and exquisitely moving novel about a writer who embarks on a transformative journey in Amsterdam, where he discovers the shocking truth about his mother's wartime experience.At the behest of his agent, renowned author Yoel Blum reluctantly agrees to visit his birthplace of Amsterdam to meet with his Dutch publisher, despite promising his late mother that he would never return to that city. While touring the Jewish Museum with his wife, Yoel stumbles upon a looping reel of photos offering a glimpse of pre-war Dutch Jewish life, and is astonished to see the youthful face of his beloved mother staring back at him, posing with her husband, Yoel's older sister Nettie…and an infant he doesn't recognize.This unsettling discovery launches him into a fervent search for the truth, revealing Amsterdam's dark wartime history and the underground networks which hid Jewish children away from danger-but at a cost. The deeper into the past Yoel digs, the better he understands his mother's silence, and the more urgent the question that has unconsciously haunted him for a lifetime-Who am I?-becomes.Part family mystery, part wartime drama, House on Endless Waters is an unforgettable meditation on identity, belonging, and the inextricable nature of past and present.
Emuna Elon
About the author

Emuna Elon

Emuna Elon is an internationally bestselling, critically acclaimed novelist, journalist, and women's activist. Born in Jerusalem to a family of prominent rabbis and scholars, she was raised in Jerusalem and New York. She teaches Judaism, Hasidism, and Hebrew literature. Her first novel translated into English, If You Awaken Love, was a National Jewish Book Award finalist.

Books by Emuna Elon

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  1. Deanne Jackson says:

    Yes please

  2. Sharon Murphy says:

    I would like to review this book.

  3. Annie Scro says:

    Love historical fiction – would appreciate the opportunity

  4. Steven Marvell says:

    Sounds intriguing- would love to read it.

  5. Judi Lipp says:

    I am happy to read and review.

  6. Denise Lambert says:

    An era that I have long had a fascination for and the endless surprising stories that spin off from that time.

  7. JENNIFER ANTULOV says:

    This book sounds amazing! I would be thrilled to review this book, please. 🙂