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When:   October 13, 2010 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where:   American Folk Art Museum, LINCOLN SQUARE GALLERIES, 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at 66th Street.
Price:   Free
Type:   Arts

Please join Ilyon Woo (1994) at the New York event for her newly published book, THE GREAT DIVORCE, recently featured on NPR and in The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal.  The event is free and open to the public.  

6:30-8:00, with a dramatic presentation at 7:00.  Actors will deliver authentic testimonials by characters such as Eunice Hawley Chapman, the fiery mother who fought the Shakers for her children; her husband James Chapman, who stole the children from their home and secretly fled the state; Mother Lucy Wright, the supreme leader of the Shakers; New York Assemblyman Nathan Williams, who decried Eunice Chapmans sexually inappropriate behavior; and Thomas Jefferson, who weighed in on the controversial affair.

For more information, please visit

...a lively, well-written and engrossing tale....
--The New York Times Book Review

...a superb book--masterfully written, deeply suspenseful....
--Debby Applegate, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Most Famous Man in America: A Biography of Henry Ward Beecher

....This is what history is all about.
--Nathaniel Philbrick, winner of the National Book Award, author of In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Additional Info/Contact:
Ilyon Woo