Reading List – This is How We Got Here

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.

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.

Use the promo code PERSEPHONE online to get 20% off any titles on this curated list.

See below for the list of books that were chosen for This is How We Got Here

List curated by Tracey Mitchell

Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction & Poetry:

Notes on Grief
by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

When We Were Sisters
by Fatimah Asghar

by Anne Carson

The Fox Wife
by Yangsze Choo

After That: Poems
by Lorna Crozier

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

Unlikely Animals
by Annie Hartnett

What to Do When I’m Gone: A Mother’s Wisdom to Her Daughter
by Suzy Hopkins & Hallie Bateman

H is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald

Unearthing: A Story of Tangled Love and Family Secrets
by Kyo Maclear

Rebellious Mourning: the Collective Work of Grief
by Cindy Milstein

We All Want Impossible Things
by Catherine Newman

Fox & I: An Uncommon Friendship
by Catherine Raven

The Comfort of Monsters
by Willa C Richards

The Poetry and Lyrics of Jay Semko

Time Is a Mother
by Ocean Vuong

Crying In H Mart
by Michelle Zauner

Children & Young Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction:

I Will See You Again (ages 12-18)
by Lisa Boivin

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox (ages 4-7)
by Danielle Daniel

Funeral Songs for Dying Girls (ages 14+)
by Cherie Dimaline

The Probability of Everything (ages 8-12)
by Sarah Everett

Dancing at the Pity Party: a Dead Mom Graphic Memoir (ages 12+)
by Tyler Feder

The Spirit of Denendeh: A Blanket of Butterflies (ages 12+)
by Richard Van Camp (illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk)


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