Review: The Long Awakening
Author: Lindsey O’Conner
The riveting true story of a life-threatening coma, a miraculous awakening, and the long quest to regain what was lost.
The day our baby came into the world was the day I left. A day that began all smiles and excitement and anticipation and joy ended with running and panic and blood and tears. And then coma.
I lay suspended in the deep, my newborn unknown. Nothingness. Layers where dark pulled from below, light called from above, and me, trapped in between, longing to break the surface.
Forty-seven days later when I first saw my husband’s face leaning close to me, I knew where, and who, I was. But other things took much longer to know. Learning to re-stitch life–and love–when everything’s changed, and finding who we are afterward, can be the longest journey of all.
I’m Lindsey O’Connor, and this is the story of my long awakening.
What I read of the book was really good. I just couldn’t get myself to finish reading it as anything that is set in a hospital including books makes me a little uncomfortable and queasy; but what I did read was a very good look into Lindsey’s thoughts and those of her family.
This book takes you on a journey through the recovery of Lindsey O’Conner after waking up from a coma after giving birth to a baby. The book not only has her thoughts on it but also those of her husband.
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