Book Talk: House on Endless Waters
29/06-10:45 am₪20 – ₪25
Book Talk: House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon
10.45am Tuesday 29 June
Do you like to talk about books?
Do you have a favorite book you have read that you would like to share?
Our book club, led by Liz Morley, meets once a month, on a Tuesday at 10.45am. Each month there will be a list of questions provided in advance to facilitate our discussion. Liz is looking for others who want to help lead a discussion. If you haven’t tried this before, she will work with you so please feel free to send her your ideas for books: firstname.lastname@example.org
For fans of The Invisible Bridge and The History of Love, this is 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—unearthing a remarkable story that becomes the subject of his magnum opus.
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. Evocative, insightful, and deeply resonant, House on Endless Waters beautifully illustrates the complex nature of identity and belonging, and the inextricability of past and present.
This program will be by Zoom only.
Please register at the Box Office.
Members: NIS 20
Non-Members: NIS 25
The Zoom link to this program will be sent by email with receipt of payment.
If you have not received the link, please let us know by 9:30am on the day of the program.