Jennifer Lin, a longtime former reporter for the Inquirer, joined WHYY's Radio Times program to discuss her family's complicated history, and the stories she wrote locally that helped focus the arc of her own story.
Lin spoke with host Marty Moss-Coane on Monday about her new book, Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family, which was released in March. Lin said the book was a result of stories written for the Inquirer in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
One listener wrote-in that he still owned a copy of Lin's story about the Cultural Revolution in China, which originally ran in the Sunday Review section of the Inquirer on Sept. 26, 1999.
"I've been writing about this for a while," Lin said. "One of the great things about working for a newspaper like the Philadelphia Inquirer was they allowed me to do a lot of long-form narrative stories, so I've been mining the family for quite a while."
Listen to the full segment below.