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House on Endless Waters

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House on Endless Waters

In the tradition of THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE and THE WEIGHT OF INK, “a vibrant, page-turning family mystery” (Jennifer Cody Epstein, author of WUNDERLAND) about a writer who discovers the truth about his mother’s wartime years in Amsterdam, unearthing a shocking secret that becomes the subject of his magnum opus.

Renowned author Yoel Blum reluctantly agrees to visit his birthplace of Amsterdam to promote his books, despite promising his late mother that he would never return to that city. While touring the Jewish Historical Museum with his wife, Yoel stumbles upon footage portraying prewar Dutch Jewry and is astonished to see the youthful face of his beloved mother staring back at him, posing with his father, his older sister...and an infant he doesn’t recognize.

This unsettling discovery launches him into a fervent search for the truth, shining a light on Amsterdam’s dark wartime history --- the underground networks that hid Jewish children away from danger and those who betrayed their own for the sake of survival. The deeper into the past Yoel digs to tell the story of his life, 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 “a rewarding meditation on survival” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) and a “deeply immersive achievement that brings to life stories that must never be forgotten” (USA TODAY).

House on Endless Waters
by Emuna Elon

  • Publication Date: September 1, 2020
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press
  • ISBN-10: 1982130237
  • ISBN-13: 9781982130237