ISBN 9781684425297, 1684425298
Hardcover | 288 pages
All the Acorns on the Forest Floor tells the poignant and moving stories of multiple characters linked by their experiences as mothers, daughters, and lovers. Rife with stunning imagery, masterful character development, and heart rendering storytelling, this book will captivate readers of all walks of life.
“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
For many women, becoming a mother is the strongest expression of love they know, for others the conscience choice to not have children empowers them to live their truth. Motherhood looks different for all of the women in Kim Hooper’s, All the Acorns On the Forest Floor.
Alex is pregnant with her second child, fearful because her first pregnancy ended at 16 weeks. Deb is reckoning with the fact that she was abandoned as a newborn by her mother. Wendy is wrestling with her early feelings on having children. These stories are interwoven into the stories of other women who are intentionally childless, adults reckoning with adoptions, and unwed women who had to make difficult choices.
This novel-in-stories is designed to tug at the heart strings, but also provide hope, comfort, and insight into the true nature of women’s shared experiences with the narrative of motherhood and society’s expectations. We see the women at their most vulnerable, making decisions that will forever change the course of their lives. As each character’s narrative unfolds, the book illustrates how small and connected people’s lives really are, no one’s circumstances are as unique as they feel.
All the Acorns On the Forest Floor is a novel about mothers and daughters and the sometimes difficult relationships they have with those closest to them. These are stories of the deep, abiding love mothers and children have for one another, but also of how fragile those relationships can be when difficult decisions must be made.
Hooper has created a novel that draws you in and doesn’t let go until the last page has been turned; readers will be anxious to discover how these women’s stories are intertwined and inspired by the strength each character shows as they plunge into the world of motherhood, no matter what that world looks like.
Readers of Celeste Ng and Liane Moriarty will love All the Acorns On the Forest Floor. The stories’ depth invites us all into the worlds of these women and show us that we really are all connected, whether we’re mothers or not.