CRS Book Group—House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon
Jul 01 , 2020/Category

Book Group gathers the first Thursday of each month to discuss books (or plays or poetry) written by a Jewish author or that have a Jewish theme. See a book that interests you, read it, and join us for the discussion. Come when you’d like, skip as you choose.

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April’s book is House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon

In this novel, the protagonist Yoel Blum is an author who 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.  Part family mystery, part wartime drama, House on Endless Waters is “a rewarding meditation on survival.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

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