Reading List: Stones in His Pockets

Persephone Theatre is pleased to partner with Turning the Tide Bookstore to create book lists for our performances.

Lists will be curated by the Turning The Tide staff, to act as a supplement to what you see on our stage. They will help to expand your knowledge about the themes, history and information within our productions.

All the books on the list are available for purchase through the Turning the Tide website:

The following books are chosen for Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones
List curated by Tracey Mitchell.

Books Set in Rural Ireland:

Young Skins by Colin Barrett (2013)

The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes (2020)

Courting: Tractor Dates, Macra Babies and Swiping Right in Rural Ireland by Liadan Hynes (2022)

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan (2021)

The Colony by Audey Magee (2022) 

Solace by Belinda McKeon (2011)

Hitching for Hope: A Journey into the Heart and Soul of Ireland by Ruairi McKiernan (2020)

An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor (2007)

Novels Set on Film Sets:

Desire and the Deep Blue Sea by Olivia Dade (2019)

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M Danforth (2020)

Last Days by Adam Nevill (2013) 

The Siren by Katherine St. John (2021)

We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman (2022)

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London (2020)

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (2012) 

We Eat Our Own by Kea Wilson (2019)

Non-Fiction Titles About Suicide & Mental Health:

Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws by Kate Bornstein (2006)

Lost Connections by Johann Hari (2019)

Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir by Marsha Linehan (2021)

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing by Gabor and Daniel Mate (2022)

Hello, I Want to Die, Please Fix Me by Anna Mehler Paperny (2019) 

All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward by Tanya Talaga (2018)

Young Adult Novels About Suicide and Mental Health:

Everything Grows by Aimee Herman (2019)

The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho (2022)

Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones (2018)

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan (2018)



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