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Gifts of Age: Portraits and Essays of 32 Remarkable Women
From Library Journal This is a beautiful (and successful) effort by photographer Valois and writer Painter to praise, through portrait and vignette, the lives of a group of older women, some well known, some not. Eloquently presented is the concept that "old" age for these women has not by any means brought an abandonment of vitality, commitment, and sense of purpose. Indeed, for many, an intensification and expansion of these attributes has occurred. Although these are particular women, they are clearly representative of the strength of the human will to "survive," with integrity, for the duration of one's life span. Visually attractive in format and content, stimulating of thought, this book should be savored. Highly recommended to a broad audience. Suzanne W. Wood, SUNY Agricultural & Technical Coll. Lib., AlfredCopyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review it is the courage and faith with which all these women meet their individual challenges that ennobles their talent for living. Ms. Magazine This handsome volume is a paean to older women. . .their attitudes toward aging are fascinating. Their stories are tales of strong wills and minds. Washington Post Read more See all Editorial Reviews RKV-39.Gifts of Age 32 Remarkable Women