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This anthology's content is aptly described by its title, and the quality of its prose is what makes it distinctive. Both published novelists, editors Bender (Like Normal People) and de Gramont (Of Cats and Men) have assembled essays by 24 professional women writers who illuminate their deeply personal stories of relationships and sexuality with insight and grace. The narratives encompass the trauma of illegal abortion before Roe v. Wade, life in a Florence Crittenden home for unwed mothers, agonizing decisions to seek now-legal abortions, and a horrific experience with RU-486. A concluding essay by Francine Prose on the language of Roe v. Wadeprovides a more explicitly political tone to an otherwise evenhanded collection. The cumulative stories of women of different ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations reject the easy polarities of "choice" and "prolife" for the complexities of lived experiences. The Choices We Made: Twenty-Five Women and Men Speak Out About Abortionis a similar but more narrowly focused title; Bender and de Gramont's attention to the full range of women's reproductive choices should be welcomed in most libraries.