Brought to Our Senses (Paperback)

A Family Saga Novel

By Kathleen H. Wheeler

Attunement Publishing, 9780996555548, 314pp.

Publication Date: December 2, 2017



25th Annual Writer's Digest Book Awards Winner
2017 Readers' Favorite Awards Winner
2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist

"A profound analysis of complicated family dynamics ... Wheeler's gripping novel is ambitious ..." --Kirkus Reviews

"Very highly recommended as a striking jewel that is a glowing standout ... tense, gripping, and eye-opening ..." --D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review


Elizabeth Miller is a thirty-four-year-old mama's girl facing a crisis. Her divorced mother Janice receives a deadly Alzheimer's diagnosis and becomes a volatile patient, and her fractured family tailspins toward their last resort--legal guardianship with disastrous fallout.

Elizabeth soon exposes her mother's long-held secret, which lies at the root of her family's problems. With the lines blurred between right and wrong, she travels a path of reconciliation through the heartland of elder care.

A cross between Still Alice by Lisa Genova and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, this family life drama is as memorable as The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, as poignant as We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas, and as touching as The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth.

From the Great Depression in Nebraska to the 1970s divorce boom in Illinois, Brought To Our Senses chronicles the family saga of five generations over seventy-five years. The rocky relationships of four troubled siblings complicate efforts to care for an aging parent diagnosed with the mother of all maladies in the new millennium.

Literature & Fiction Categories:

  • Medical
  • Family Life
  • Family Sagas
  • Domestic Life
  • Mothers and Children
  • Sisters
  • Divorce
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Women's Fiction
  • Contemporary Women
  • United States/American