The community is cordially invited to attend the next author talk program at your Main Library (202 Cedar St.) featuring Jen Eikenhorst, author of Left Turn: Life Unimagined. This free event will be hosted on Friday, March 10 at Noon and you won’t want to miss this gripping memoir of finding hope again after tragedy strikes. Eikenhorst is a wife, a mother, a teacher, a speaker, and the host of the Accidental Hope Podcast.
Through her experiences shared in this book, she now strongly advocates for accident prevention and accident recovery...while also helping students succeed in math too. Having also shared her journey with Jada Pinkett-Smith on a Red Table Talk episode on December 2021, this will certainly be an author talk not to miss.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Jenna Anderson, a small-town middle school teacher, at 36-years-old, thought she felt confident in her personhood, motherhood, purpose-hood, and all the other, “hoods.” On an ordinary fall Tuesday, Jenna and her daughters makes a left turn home and the unimaginable happened; an accident.
Life took a tragic turn for many people when Jenna collided with a motorcyclist. Everything began to unravel and life as she knew it was falling part, her identity, faith, and mental health. She battels the voices of guilt and whispers of shame and countless questions without hope of answers on this side of heaven. Specifically questions like, why did David have to die? Will she be sentenced to prison? Can her marriage survive? How can she forgive herself?
This is the raw and transparent journey to find her faith, restore hope, and accept forgiveness. Left Turn is a rare account of traumatic events such as accident with fatality, and how it exposed layers of pain. “Jenna,” works through her PTSD, moral injury, and depression.