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Our friends at Seattle Public Library put together a reading list just for our production, with plenty of titles to feed your interest before and after the show.

To view a full annotated list and place holds on items visit
Seattle Public Library’s website.

Well
by Kron, Lisa
Book - 2006
The script of WELL, for your reading pleasure.

Are You My Mother?
A Comic Drama
by Bechdel, Alison
Graphic Novel - 2012
In this follow-up to her acclaimed graphic memoir Fun Home, cartoonist Alison Bechdel explores her fraught relationship with her mother.

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
by Chast, Roz
Book - 2014
Chast's memoir about her relationship with her aging parents is “both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.”—Bloomsbury Reviews

Special Exits
{a Graphic Memoir}
by Farmer, Joyce
Graphic Novel - 2010
Loosely based on the author’s relationships with her aging parents, this graphic memoir lovingly portrays the relationship between an adult child and her parents through many personal and universal milestones.

Derrida
A Very Short Introduction
by Glendinning, Simon
Book - 2011
If you’re a fan of Kron’s deconstructed theater, you may want to learn more about the father of deconstruction, Jacques Derrida, in this concise and informative introduction.

Grey Gardens
DVD - 2006
A list about mothers and daughters wouldn’t be complete without Grey Gardens, one of the quirkiest and most iconic mother-daughter stories ever filmed.

Fun Home
by Kron, Lisa
Book - 2015
WELL playwright Lisa Kron has also adapted Bechdel’s graphic memoir about her unusual childhood and complex relationship with her brilliant and volatile father into an award-winning musical. This book is the libretto for that production.

Let's Pretend This Never Happened
(a Mostly True Memoir)
by Lawson, Jenny
Book - 2012
Lawson’s memoir is laugh-out-loud funny while managing to deal with serious issues such as mental health and family dynamics with eloquence and insight.

In the City of Neighborhoods
Seattle's History of Community Activism and Non-profit Survival Guide
by O'Donnell, Arthur J.
Book - 2004
Inspired by Kron’s mother’s activism in WELL? Check out this guide to local activism.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
A Novel
by Semple, Maria
Book - 2012
When brilliant and hilarious architect Bernadette has trouble acclimating to the Seattle culture—to the point of escaping to Antarctica—her daughter Bee is determined to find her and bring her home.

Memory House
A Play
by Tolan, Kathleen
Book - 2005
Focusing on a winter night’s conversation between a mother and a daughter, Tolan’s play explores adoption, sadness, loss, love, and leaving home.

The Family Fang
by Wilson, Kevin
Book - 2011
Family and art collide in this tale of famous husband and wife performance artists and their (unwilling) co-performers: their children.