September 2022

A Touching and Poignant Book to Read in Remembrance of 9/11: “Where You Left Me” by Jennifer Gardner Trulson

Jennifer described herself as one very fortunate girl. She had a successful law career, was happily married to a wonderful man (the love of her life), had an apartment in New York City, a house in the Hamptons, and two amazing children. Jennifer was living the kind of life that anyone would envy.  Then everything for Jennifer changed in an instant. Doug, her beloved husband for nearly seven years was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center, and she became a widow at age thirty-five. Though completely devastated, Jennifer still considered herself blessed. After his sudden death, she was done with the idea of romantic love—fully resigned to being a widowed 9/11 single mother. Fortunately, the chance encounter with convivial stranger Derek Trulson changed everything.  Read her memoir and experience Jennifer’s sardonic style as she tells her captivating story of loss, resilience, friendship, love, and healing. A real page turner, “Where You Left Me” is a bittersweet love story that touches on your every emotion-you will laugh and cry, even at the same time.

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Jennifer Gardner Trulson is the founder of the Douglas B. Gardner Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children in New York. She graduated from Tufts University and received a J.D. from Harvard. She lives with her husband and two children in Manhattan.