Trusting Calvin: How a Dog Helped Heal a Holocaust Survivor's Heart

Trusting Calvin: How a Dog Helped Heal a Holocaust Survivor's Heart

by Sharon Peters

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ISBN-13: 9780762782307
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 583,153
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sharon Peters is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a reporter, editor, or consultant for several newspapers and launched the popular weekly "Pet Talk" column in USA Today. She turned her attention to writing about animals after volunteering in Mississippi for several weeks after Hurricane Katrina. She lives in Colorado.

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Trusting Calvin: How a Dog Helped Heal a Holocaust Survivor's Heart 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are so many fine reasons to pick up this book. You will first be drawn in by a riveting true tale of a teenage boy whose dreams are smashed by the Holocaust. The writing is so rich in detail and history that you feel you're with Max Edelman throughout his austere early years as you follow him into the hell of the concentration camps. You will marvel at how he suffered and persevered to come out alive when so many others did not. On an entirely different level, perhaps you'll stumble across this book as a lifelong lover of dogs, as I am. You will be warmed to learn how a service Lab came to give life back to a crotchety older man, blinded by brutal Nazi guards, terrified of dogs, and a most uncertain candidate to bring any dog into his home. The two stories do not collide, but permeate each other as if this is what destiny intended all along ... as if young Max Edelman's story could only have followed this road. A beautiful and enriching read by Colorado Springs-based author Sharon Peters, highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book brought tears to my eyes. My neighbor is also a Holocaust survivor and wrote a book. He says it was very healing for him. Such a sad time in world history. But this too, can be overcome.
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