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Minerva's Owl

The Bereavement Phase of My Marriage

by Carol Matthews

tagged: death, grief, bereavement
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"Of the numerous books that have been written about loss, Matthews has given us an original, startling and deeply thought-provoking work. . . What we are left with is a sense of peace -- the kind that comes with the knowledge that, even in the darkest places, we are not alone." -- Eve Joseph, author of In the Slender Margin

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 does not offer easy answers or a step-by-step guide to grief -- rather, Minerva's Owl provides an unforgettable account of great love and loss.

 

About the Author

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 non-fiction. Her articles, reviews and short stories have appeared in educational and literary journals.

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Editorial Reviews

"This is the best book on grief, mourning, and loss that I have ever read -- and believe me I have read a few."

— Wendy Pratt, former Executive Director of Hospice Nanaimo

"Minerva's Owl is more than a tender handbook for the grieving; a brimming saga of a courtship and marriage, it reminds us to attend well to the art of living."

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