House on Endless Waters: A Novel

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Yoel Blum is a famous Israeli novelist who is comfortable with his life. One day, his publicist asks him to travel to Amsterdam to promote his newest novel. Yoel refuses because he promised his deceased mother never to return to his birthplace after they escaped the concentration camps. Yoel’s wife and publicist eventually convince him to make the trip. While there Yoel walks the beautiful streets and ponders what his life would have been like.

Yoel and his wife go to the Jewish Historical Museum and there, in a photograph exhibit, he sees a picture of his dad who died in a concentration camp, standing by his mom and his older sister, Nettie. In his mom’s arms is an infant, but, the infant is not him. This revelation sends Yoel into a tailspin. As Yoel attempts to process what he has discovered, revisiting Amsterdam’s dark history and the heartbreaking steps Jewish families took to save their children, he finds inspiration for his next novel.

A beautiful, heart-rending search for identity, belonging, and family, Emuna Elon’s powerful novel will leave you on the edge of your seat, breathless and eager for more.


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Author Emuna Elon
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Atria Books
Publish Date 2020-01-07
ISBN 9781982130220
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Issue April 2020
Category Popular Fiction
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