Brought to Our Senses

A Novel
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
4 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Kindle Book Awards winner. Four troubled siblings are torn apart by their mother’s dementia crisis in this riveting medical drama reminiscent of Still Alice by Lisa Genova.

"A profound analysis of complicated family dynamics...gripping" (Kirkus Reviews)

Favorite daughter Elizabeth wants to do the right thing when faced with a family emergency. Her beloved mother Janice receives a deadly Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and her siblings at odds tailspin toward their last resort with disastrous fallout.

Elizabeth soon exposes her mother's long-held secret, which lies at the root of her family's problems. With the parents and siblings she thought she knew turned upside down, she struggles to find her way back home through the heartland of elder care in this intimate and poignant family drama as memorable as The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks and as touching as The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth.

Will Elizabeth and her family survive a heartbreaking past and their mother's tragic fate?

Exploring the importance of family and the healing power of forgiveness, Brought to Our Senses is the critically acclaimed winner of six literary awards for fiction: 2018 Kindle Book Awards, Writer's Digest Book Awards, IAN Book of the Year Awards, Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Readers' Favorite Awards, and Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

©2017 Kathleen H. Wheeler (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"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...." (Midwest Book Review)

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Captivating Story Relevant to Many

Brought to our Senses is a riveting story of a dysfunctional family (and whose family is not) dealing with the difficult and often heart breaking issues of an aging parent who slips into age related mental decay. All of the issues that the family has encountered over the years come into play when dealing with their mother’s final years. A great read regardless of whether the story applies to you, and a “can’t miss” if it does.

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The complexities of a struggling family dealing with a parent with Alzheimers was very real.