A former concert pianist, who gave up her career to embark on her husband’s idea for an independent private school on one of the Gulf Islands, realizes that she has placed her life and the lives of her children in the hands of a feckless man.
Carol Windley‘s Visible Light won the 1993 Bumbershoot Award (Weyehauser’s fiction prize) and was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. The stories in Home Schooling have been published in several literary magazines on the West Coast (Event and Malaspina) and one of the stories, “What Saffi Knows,” won the Western Magazine Award for Fiction in 2002. Home Schooling itself was shortlisted for the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Carol lives in Nanaimo.