House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 320 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 9 minutes
First Published: 2020
At the behest of his agent, 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.
About Emuna Elon
Emuna Elon is a novelist, journalist and women’s activist. Her works include If You Awaken Love, Beyond My Sight and House on Endless Waters. She was raised in Jerusalem and New York and currently teaches Judaism, Hasidism and Hebrew Literature.