Yours for Eternity

Yours for Eternity

A Love Story on Death Row

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Penguin Putnam
From one of the greatest legal injustices of our time sprang one of the most unlikely?and unforgettable?love stories. Damien Echols was just eighteen years old when he was condemned to death for a crime he didn’t commit. His case?that of the infamous ?West Memphis Three”?gained notoriety after a documentary, Paradise Lost, exposed the biased nature of the trial and Echols as the precocious, charming?and tragic?figure at its center. Lorri Davis was a landscape architect living in New York City when she surreptitiously wandered into a showing of the film, and she left forever changed. She, too, was from the South, accustomed to being the outsider in a small town. She saw much of herself in Echols, understood how he could easily have been swept up in a witch hunt, and she couldn’t get him out of her head. So she wrote him a letter?and when it arrived in Echols’s penitentiary cell in April 1996, hers were some of the first kind words of support he heard.

Over the course of a remarkable sixteen-year correspondence, Echols and Davis grew to know each other, fall in love, and marry?all without ever being able to touch each other freely or be alone together. In Yours for Eternity, their extraordinary letters provide a singular portrait of their marriage, from the first, heady days of discovery to the final, painful months before Echols’s release. Through postscripts and footnotes, Echols and Davis describe how they overcame the enormous challenges and heartbreaks throughout the years?personal setbacks, legal complications, and much more. Yours for Eternity reveals a relationship unfolding in the most exceptional of circumstances. Powerful and incredibly intimate, it is a modern-day love story for the ages.


Random House, Inc.
From one of the greatest legal injustices of our time sprang one of the most unlikely—and unforgettable—love stories. Damien Echols was just eighteen years old when he was condemned to death for a crime he didn’t commit. His case—that of the infamous “West Memphis Three”—gained notoriety after a documentary, Paradise Lost, exposed the biased nature of the trial and Echols as the precocious, charming—and tragic—figure at its center. Lorri Davis was a landscape architect living in New York City when she surreptitiously wandered into a showing of the film, and she left forever changed. She, too, was from the South, accustomed to being the outsider in a small town. She saw much of herself in Echols, understood how he could easily have been swept up in a witch hunt, and she couldn’t get him out of her head. So she wrote him a letter—and when it arrived in Echols’s penitentiary cell in April 1996, hers were some of the first kind words of support he heard.

Over the course of a remarkable sixteen-year correspondence, Echols and Davis grew to know each other, fall in love, and marry—all without ever being able to touch each other freely or be alone together. InYours for Eternity, their extraordinary letters provide a singular portrait of their marriage, from the first, heady days of discovery to the final, painful months before Echols’s release. Through postscripts and footnotes, Echols and Davis describe how they overcame the enormous challenges and heartbreaks throughout the years—personal setbacks, legal complications, and much more.Yours for Eternity reveals a relationship unfolding in the most exceptional of circumstances. Powerful and incredibly intimate, it is a modern-day love story for the ages.

Baker & Taylor
"Yours for Eternity is an intimate look at the extraordinary love story between Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, who met and married while Echols--author of the New York Times bestseller Life After Death--served nearly eighteen years on death row"--

Baker
& Taylor

"Yours for Eternity is an intimate look at the extraordinary love story between Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, who met and married while Echols-author of the New York Times bestseller Life After Death-served nearly eighteen years on death row"--
A portrait of the unlikely relationship between a former death-row inmate and his wife describes the legal and personal influences that shaped their 16-year correspondence and subsequent marriage. Co-written by the best-selling author of Life After Death.
A portrait of the unlikely relationship between a former death-row inmate and his wife describes the legal and personal influences that shaped their sixteen-year correspondence and subsequent marriage.

Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
ISBN: 9780399166198
039916619X
Branch Call Number: 364.66 Ec45y
Characteristics: 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Davis, Lorri

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