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Parting words

In her new book, obituarist Sandra Martin tackles the controversial subject of physician-assisted suicide

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INITIALLY, SANDRA Martin balked at taking on the subject of assisted dying when Harper-Collins publisher Patrick Crean pitched her the idea in the summer of 2013. As a veteran journalist, Martin’s instincts told her that the complicated debate over granting Canadians greater control of their own deaths was still too fluid to be contained in a book. “It was a daily news story,” she says.

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