Stuart Kelter interviews Ilyon Woo, a New York Times best-selling author, whose writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and The New York Times. She is the author of two books, each of which combines history and biography, based on painstaking research and employing a novelistic, narrative writing style. Her first book, The Great Divorce: A Nineteenth-Century Mother’s Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, the Shakers, and Her Times, was published in 2010. Her most recent book, published just this year, is Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom, which is the subject of today’s interview.
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