Minerva’s Owl is a memoir that celebrates marriage and explores bereavement a stage of married love. It includes literary references, conversations, letters and memories that are framed in six sections: grieving, longing, belonging, mourning, cleaving and, ultimately, surviving. It is not a guidebook about grieving but an account of love and loss.
Carol Matthews has worked as Executive Director of Nanaimo Family Life instructor and a dean at Vancouver Island University. She was awarded a National Award for Leadership (ACCC), an Honorary Doctor of Letters at VIU, the Order of BC and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She has published a collection of short stories and four works of memoir. Her articles, reviews and short stories have appeared in educational and literary journals.