Where You Left Me

Where You Left Me

A Memoir

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Recounts the author's journey through heartbreak and healing after tragically losing her husband during the September 11 attacks, describing her efforts as a single mother, her changing relationships, and her unexpected subsequent marriage.

Baker
& Taylor

Recounts the author's journey through heartbreak and healing after tragically losing her husband during the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, describing her efforts as a single mother, her changing relationships with friends and family and her unexpected subsequent marriage.

Simon and Schuster
An extraordinarily powerful account of hardship and healing by a woman whose husband, a top executive at Cantor Fitzgerald, was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center, and her unexpected journey to find love again.

Lucky—that’s how Jennifer would describe herself. She had a successful law career, met the love of her life in Doug, married him, had an apartment in New York City, a house in the Hamptons, two beautiful children, and was still madly in love after nearly seven years of marriage. Jennifer was living the kind of idyllic life that clichés are made of.

Until Doug was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center, and she became a widow at age thirty-five—a “9/11 widow,” no less, a member of a select group bound by sorrow, of which she wanted no part. Though completely devastated, Jennifer still considered herself blessed. Doug had loved her enough to last her a lifetime, and after his sudden death, she was done with the idea of romantic love—fully resigned to being a widowed single mother . . . until a chance encounter with a gregarious stranger changed everything. Without a clue how to handle this unexpected turn of events, Jennifer faced the question asked by anyone who has ever lost a loved one: Is it really possible to feel joy again, let alone love?

With unvarnished emotion and clear-eyed sardonic humor, Jennifer tells an ordinary woman’s extraordinary tale of unimaginable loss, resilience, friendship, love, and healing—which is also New York City’s narrative in the wake of September 11. Where You Left Me is an unlikely love story, a quintessentially New York story—at once Jennifer’s tribute to the city that gave her everything and proof that second chances are possible.

Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451621426
1451621426
Branch Call Number: 974.71 W893Z, T796w
Characteristics: 249, [1] p. : port. ; 25 cm

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Apr 22, 2012

I wasn't sure how I'd feel reading this book - a poignant, personal account of how one family picked up the pieces after their father and husband died in the 9/11 attack on the twin towers. I couldn't put it down. The author was open, honest and wrote a book that has as much humour as it does sadness.

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