A couple brimming with the hope of a new pregnancy. A woman coming to terms with the truth behind her adoption. A husband trying to save his marriage from the despair of infertility. These are just a few of the stories in All the Acorns on the Forest Floor, a book about the lengths we go to for the... more
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A couple brimming with the hope of a new pregnancy. A woman coming to terms with the truth behind her adoption. A husband trying to save his marriage from the despair of infertility. These are just a few of the stories in All the Acorns on the Forest Floor, a book about the lengths we go to for the love of our children, our spouses, our mothers, our daughters.
All the Acorns on the Forest Floor is a book of connections between people, connections lost and found, across time and space. There are stories of women who never became mothers (by choice or by fate), women who became mothers in unexpected or nontraditional ways, and women who gave up or lost babies. There are emotional aftershocks with each character’s personal earthquake, aftershocks that shake their lives and force them to consider who they are, what they want, and how they love.
Kim Hooper is the author of People Who Knew Me, hailed as "refreshingly raw and honest" by the Wall Street Journal. Her second novel, Cherry Blossoms, was published by Turner on October 30, 2018. She...more
"This fine collection is a winner for book clubs"Publisher's Weekly
"Like the Fleetwood Mac song ‘The Chain,’ women’s lives are linked together in a narrative that emphasizes the push and pull of their individual and collective lives, as well as the active, social weight that motherhood exerts on childless and childbearing women alike. As their narratives subtly intertwine, the book illustrates how small and connected people’s lives really are.”Foreword Reviews
"All Acorns on the Forest Floor is a maze of separate stories in which all the characters’ lives intertwine and weave in and out of each others’ in surprising and sometimes heart-wrenching ways. Each person is dealing with a burden of their own, and how they handle it has a profound and lasting effect on the lives of the other characters.”Shelf Unbound
All the Acorns on the Forest Floor is a stirring series of stories interwoven by the common threads of human frailty and the complexities of relationships. Poignant and poetic, the characters of these stunning vignettes are guaranteed to haunt and inspire long after the last page is turned.Suzanne Redfearn, bestselling author of In an Instant
"In All the Acorns on the Forest Floor, Kim Hooper delivers an empathetic, compulsively readable book with a cast of characters you’ll swear you know. With compassion and great heart, Hooper reminds us that people have histories, and we’re all more connected than we think.”Michelle Gable, New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment