Author Tours Oregon With CVU Co-founder


April 29, 2006

In the summer of 1977, Yale student Terri Jentz was camping in Oregon with a fellow student. As she slept in her tent at the Cline Falls State Park in Central Oregon, she was run over by a man in a truck. The man got out of the truck and attacked Terri and her friend with a hatchet. They suffered extreme injuries and barely survived. The man was never caught. After three years, he was home free as Oregon's statute of limitations ran out.

Terri Jentz has written a book, "Strange Piece of Paradise", that recounts that terrifying experience and her physical and emotional journey since. Part of that journey led her to Crime Victims United co-founders Bob and Dee Dee Kouns. The Kouns helped Terri go back to Central Oregon to re-investigate the crime. They also helped to abolish Oregon's statute of limitation for attempted murder.

"Strange Piece of Paradise" is being released by publishing house Farrar, Straus and Giroux on May 2. Pre-release reviews are lavish in their praise. On May 4, author Terri Jentz will appear on PrimeTime Live at 10 PM and on May 5 she will appear on Good Morning America at 7 AM.

Terri Jentz and CVU co-founder Dee Dee Kouns will tour Oregon again, this time introducing "Strange Piece of Paradise" at book stores.

May 8, 2006
7:30 PM
Powell's Books
1005 West Burnside, Portland OR
May 9, 2006
7:00 PM
OSU Bookstore
2301 SW Jefferson Street
Corvallis, OR
May 10, 2006
5:30 PM
Jackson's Books
320 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR
May 11, 2006
7:00 PM
University of Oregon Bookstore
895 East 13th Street
Eugene, OR
May 12, 2006
6:30 PM
Paulina Springs Books
252 West Hood Avenue
Sisters, OR
May 15, 2006
8:00 PM
Elliot Bay Book Company
101 South Main Street
Seattle, WA

More information is available at the Farrar, Straus and Giroux web site.

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