Author Katy Butler discusses and signs her new book, "Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Kepler's bookstore. The event is free.
A former San Francisco Chronicle reporter, Ms. Butler explores what happens when a fear of death collides with the technological imperatives of modern medicine. Her thesis is that advanced medicine, in its single-minded pursuit of maximum longevity, often creates more suffering than it prevents.
Kepler's is at 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.
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