Jacomena Maybeck by Pam Valois
Blooming in Winter: The Story of a Remarkable Twentieth-Century Woman
Author Pam Valois discusses her new biography of Jacomena Maybeck.
Thursday, 26 August 2021
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Doors & Book Signing at 6:30 pm
Presentation at 7:00 pm
Vaccinated persons only (club regulation)
Tickets: $15 ~ Book: $15
Advance sales at Evenbrite
When Pam Valois met her in the 1970s, Jacomena Maybeck was a model of zestful, hands-on living, still tarring roofs and splitting logs at age seventy-seven, and Pam was a young working mother trying to carve out time for creative projects. Pam and her husband rented Jackie’s cottage and eventually, with her blessing, married on the cottage lawn. Their friendship would blossom during Jackie’s winter years.
Decades later, after Pam and her husband bought Jackie’s home on Maybeck Twin Drive, Pam found she wanted to know more about her early years: What had shaped and supported this venerable and vibrant woman whom she and her family loved? Blooming in Winter tells this tale.
Please join us for an interesting conversation between the author and Berkeley historian Steven Finacom. Books will be available for sale and signing before and after the presentation.
Pam Valois (photo courtesy of Abby R. Linford)
Photo: Daniella Thompson
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