Timely Death

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Timely Death:
Considering Our Last Rights
Timely Death book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author Anne Mullens
Country Canada
Subject Euthanasia
Genre non-fiction, book[1]
Publisher Knopf Canada
Publication date
May 7, 1996
Media type Print (hardback and paperback)
Pages 372 pp.
ISBN 9780394280844

Timely Death: Considering Our Last Rights is a non-fiction book, written by Canadian writer Anne Mullens, first published in May 1996 by Knopf Canada. In the book, the author chronicles medical advances and increased longevity in the context of the right to a dignified death. The book has been called a "well-researched and comprehensive book, written with compassion and clarity."[2] Anne Mullens, covered the Sue Rodriguez story as a journalist for The Vancouver Sun and later for the Toronto Star. This was Mullens' inspiration for writing the book and she said "her attitude towards death changed during the course of writing it".[3]

Awards and honours[edit]

Timely Death received the 1997 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goodreads, Timely Death, Book review, Retrieved November 23, 2012
  2. ^ a b Faculty of Arts, 1997, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Anne Mullens, Retrieved November 23, 2012
  3. ^ Wylie, Betty Jane, Life’s Losses: Living Through Grief, Bereavement and Sudden Change, Quill & Quire, Retrieved November 23, 2012

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