Catherine Wheels : For Thomas, life's blows have left him stumbling toward and uncertain future. When his reclusive Montana retreat is shattered by yet another loss, he wonders if recovery is even possible. But his brother's death brings an unexpected consequence - his nine-year-old niece Catherine comes to live with him and he's forced to focus on her needs instead of being swallowed by his own. Catherine Wheels is the story of hurting individuals slowly returning to life, affected by a little girl who innately knows something about hope, love, and sacrifice. With lyrical writing and honest insight, this debut novel calls attention to the healing constantly in motion beneath the messiness of life, bringing the pieces back together toward a startling wholeness.