Reading List – The Fiancée

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 The Fiancée by Holly Lewis

List curated by Tracey Mitchell.

Women in World War Two Stories:

Enemies in Love: A German POW, a Black Nurse, and an Unlikely Romance (Adults)
by Alexis Clark

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler (Adults)
by Rebecca Donner

Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II (Adults)
by Maureen Honey

Josephine Baker’s Last Dance (Adults)
by Sherry Jones

Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy (Adults)
by Damien Lewis

The Whalebone Theatre (Adults)
by Joanna Quinn

The Diamond Eye (Adults)
by Kate Quinn

The Rose Code (Adults)
by Kate Quinn

The Great Circle (Adults)
by Maggie Shipstead

Nothing Sung and Nothing Spoken (Ages 14+)
by Nita Tyndall

Josephine Baker (Ages 4-7)
by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Still Life (Adults)
by Sarah Winman

Romantic Comedies:

One True Loves (Ages 14+)
by Elise Bryant

An Abundance of Katherines (Ages 4-7)
by John Green

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Ages 12+)
by Jenny Han

Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles
edited by Nathalie C Parker

One True Loves (Adults)
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers (Ages 14+)
by Adam Sass


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