Dr. Lucy Kalanithi made sure Paul’s final thoughts led to the book “When Breath Becomes Air,” and has continued his conversation on living and dying.

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi in the leather chair where her husband, Paul, used to sit while writing what would become his best-selling memoir.
Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi in the leather chair where her husband, Paul, used to sit while writing what would become his best-selling memoir.

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi made sure Paul’s final thoughts led to the book “When Breath Becomes Air,” and has continued his conversation on living and dying.