Blooming in Winter: The Story of a Remarkable Twentieth-Century Woman

Blooming in Winter: The Story of a Remarkable Twentieth-Century Woman

by Pamela Valois
Blooming in Winter: The Story of a Remarkable Twentieth-Century Woman

Blooming in Winter: The Story of a Remarkable Twentieth-Century Woman

by Pamela Valois

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Overview

When Pam Valois, a young photographer, met Jacomena Maybeck in 1979, she saw the woman she wanted to be in her own later years. Tarring roofs and splitting logs into her eighties, Jackie presided over the legacy of Bernard Maybeck and his clan on Berkeley’s legendary Nut Hill. The friendship between the two women led to a best-selling book—Gifts of Age, a treasury of stories about successful aging. Blooming in Winter is an intimate portrait of Jackie that gives us a paradigm for living exuberantly until the very end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647421175
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 06/29/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

After growing up in Sierra Madre, CA, Pam Valois moved north to attend UC Berkeley during the Free Speech Movement. After almost flunking out due to political rallies and other interests—birth control pills had just been offered—she returned to Los Angeles to become a dental hygienist and, in her free time, a quasi-hippie, selling macramé and her photos at weekend craft fairs. Pam married psychologist Lloyd Linford on the lawn of Jacomena Maybeck’s Berkeley cottage and studied photography with Ruth Bernhard in San Francisco. Gifts of Age: Portraits and Essays of 32 Remarkable Women, a bestseller inspired by Jacomena, was published in 1985. After immensely enjoying mothering two sons, Pam earned a master’s degree and started a new career in health care. Now at age seventy-five, she’s been retired for ten years. She enjoys walking in the woods, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.
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