Comatose Woman’s Struggle To Regain Her Life Unfolds in New Novel

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Charlene Goldschmidt’s ‘Finnegan’s Wake’ shows how recovery is possible after tragedy

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An adventurous woman almost loses her life after a tragic incident, but what could have been the end of the line marks the beginning of “Finnegan’s Wake” (published by Xlibris). Charlene Goldschmidt’s new novel follows the titular heroine as she recovers and struggles to regain her life, conveying a message of inspiration to readers as well as immersing them an engaging, character-driven narrative.

“That’s me over there. I’m the one who looks like the science fair project. I’m lying in the bed hooked up to all the machinery,” Willie Finnegan says, describing the conundrum she faces after being found locked in the trunk of a car, which was pulled out of a river. Her experiences show readers what being in a coma is like and goes through the arduous process of getting out of the hospital bed and back to her life. She shares her story as she gradually recovers from the coma, as life seemingly returns to normal as she deals with the police and tries to get to the bottom of the incident that nearly killed her.

With “Finnegan’s Wake,” Goldschmidt portrays not only the impact of tragedies and the effects of coma on an individual, but also how such events can affect family, friends and loved ones. They, in turn, play pivotal roles in Finnegan’s recovery, which becomes the greatest adventure in her life.

“Finnegan’s Wake”
By Charlene Goldschmidt
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 218 pages | ISBN 9781503571761
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 218 pages | ISBN 9781503571778
E-Book | 218 pages | ISBN 9781503571785
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Charlene Goldschmidt lives with her husband, Gary, their lilac point Siamese cat, Dudley and their teacup Chihuahua, Bruno the Beef cake. She lives in Woodbury.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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