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Publisher's Summary

A portrait of a talented and courageous woman physician who stares at her reflection in the glass ceiling, and decides to seek and find a more meaningful life.

Roberta Jeanne d'Arc Cole is favored to be named associate chief of medicine at a Boston hospital. She is married to a surgeon. They own a trophy residence on historic Brattle Street in Cambridge and a summer house in the Berkshire Hills.

Everything melts away. Her gender and her work at an abortion clinic cost her the hospital appointment. Her marriage fails. Crushed, she goes to the farmhouse in Western Massachusetts, thinking to sell it, and finds an unexpected life. How she continues to fight for every woman's right to choose, while acknowledging her own ticking clock and maternal yearning, makes this prize-winning third story of the Cole trilogy as relevant as tomorrow.

©1996 Lise Gordon, Michael Seay Gordon and The Jamie Gordon Trust (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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disappointing, unending and pointless.

after the first two books in the series this was very disappointing. no much of a story

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Too short!

Wonderful conclusion to the trilogy that brings the practice of medicine to modern technology and current issues. I only wish it was as long as the first 2. I miss the characters and want to know how the next chapters of their lives unfold.

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Not so much a story as a political statement

This is the least of the trilogy. To much time was spent making points about abortion and universal health care.

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  • SOTIRIS JEROPOULOS
  • 12-30-17

Unacceptable narration

Would you try another book written by Noah Gordon or narrated by Hayden Bishop?

Noah Gordon, absolutely yes, I bought all of them already. But Bishop is abismal. She stutters like a five year old learning to read.

What other book might you compare Matters of Choice to, and why?

No time to think now

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Hayden Bishop?

Richard Higgins, simon vance, tess stimson, anyone would do better

Do you think Matters of Choice needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, its the third in a trilogy anyway

Any additional comments?

Teach her to read then to narrate