In ancient times, older women were the keepers of primal mysteries and were revered for their special wisdom. For this very special book, Joyce Tenneson travelled throughout America to photograph and interview women ages 65 to l00. What she found was a revelation of women who were vital, energetic, and deeply beautiful, inside and out. The80 portraits are of women from all walks of life from the famous, such as Sandra Day OConnor, Julie Harris, and Angela Lansbury, to the ordinary, such as our mothers and grandmothers. Tenneson’s compelling and compassionate portraits, accompanied by short poignant statements from these remarkable women about the experience of ageing, will help to reawaken us to the power and wisdom of our elders.