Wednesday February 26, 2020

A neurosurgeon’s tale of love and death

Non-fiction; When Breath Becomes Air; By Paul Kalanithi; Bodley Head, €17.50

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

6th March, 2016
Paul Kalanithi with his wife Lucy and their daughter Elizabeth Acadia Picture: Suszi Lurie McFadden

Not only that, but his personal and creative life also seemed secure. He had a beautiful wife, Lucy, a whip-smart internist well able for him, who he met in his first year of medical school. He loved literature, so he’d also taken on a Master’s degree in English literature at Stanford University. He thought at some point he’d write a book, whenever he found the time.

Apart from his...

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