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The book cover for "Dear Dr. Fisch: Children's Letters to a Holocaust Survivor"

Book reviews spring 2005

Spring 2005

By Gayla Marty

From M, spring 2005

Dear Dr. Fisch: Children's Letters to a Holocaust Survivor

By Robert O. Fisch and hundreds of tomorrow's leaders; Kathleen Cleberg, ed.

Pediatrics professor Robert Fisch survived a concentration camp and communist rule before fleeing Budapest in 1957. In 1989, after he illustrated a magazine article on medical ethics and Nazi experiments, he was invited to Pine City, Minnesota, to talk about his own experiences. Since then, Fisch has spoken to thousands of students and they have responded. This beautiful collection of original paintings and letters is filled with gratitude, compassion, and understanding and testifies to the healing power of love.

Nodin Press/Micawbers, 2004; ISBN 1-932472-08-8; $19.95 hc

NOTE: Robert Fisch will read from his book and answer questions at the U of M Bookstore at Coffman Memorial Union on the Twin Cities campus, Wednesday, April 6, at 2 p.m. For more information, see or call 612-625-6000.

Depth Coaching: Discovering Archetypes for Empowerment, Growth, and Balance

By Patricia R. Adson

Teachers, parents, supervisors, and counselors, as well as personal coaches, can act as depth coaches, helping others to use their own inner resources to deal with challenges and transitions of adult life and to find their place in the world. In this slim workbook, coaches will find a compass for their own "hero's journey" while working with others. Adson draws on concepts and life-stage archetypes from the work of Carol Pearson. She received her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota and works as a coach and psychotherapist in Rochester, Minnesota.

Gainesville: Center for Applications of Psychological Type, 2004; ISBN 0-935652-76-0; $21.95 pb

The Work of Wolves

By Kent Meyers

An uncanny trainer of horses, a wealthy rancher and his wife, a Lakota teen working his way toward college, and a German exchange student propel this novel of love, land, history, and identity. Christian Science Monitor named it among the best fiction of the year. Meyers, a U of M, Morris, alumnus, won the Minnesota Book Award for his memoir, Witness of Combines, in 1999.

Harcourt, 2004; ISBN 0-15-101057-9; $24.00 hc

MORE INFO: Contact University of Minnesota Bookstores, located in Coffman Memorial Union and the St. Paul Student Center, at 612-626-0559 or Look for faculty authors at

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