by Trudy Krisher

Paperback, 2021




The Social Justice Press (2021), 310 pages


Readers who understand the power of #metoo and #shepersisted will understand the power of ON THE MARCH, a work of women's historical fiction set during the 2017 Women's March on Washington. ON THE MARCH is a novel about three women, all strangers, who meet on the bus journeying from Kansas to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 2017 Women's March on Washington. Henrietta Oldham is an elderly woman who runs a failing antique store; Birdie Jackson is a shy African-American teenager who is marching at the insistence of her feminist aunt; Emily Messer is a recent college graduate who needs more in her life than her job as a barista. All three women have secret, undisclosed reasons for attending the march, and in the course of the novel, as the women begin to know and trust each other, these secrets are revealed. Although Henrietta, Birdie, and Emily appear to have little in common as they begin their ride, ON THE MARCH confirms that classic women's issues - sexual harassment, pay inequity, self-sabotage, even bra-stuffing - serve as common bonds among women across the generations. Even more, sharing their stories on the 34-hour trip together as well as participating in the march itself becomes the catalyst for changing each of their lives for the better.… (more)


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A thousand people is impersonal. But three people will reach in and become personal, bringing out a part of you that you've kept hidden.
These three women gathered and protested with a comprehensive group of women at the nation's capital to call for change in how the many were being disrespected and
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discarded for multiple reasons. The personal growth they experienced as they learned more about the others on that bus for 37 hours is the heart of this fictionalized incursion into this historic happening. The writing style is as basic as the marchers are complex. I loved it and want to buy a copy for the local library.
I requested and received a free e-book copy from The Social Justice Press via NetGalley. Thank you.
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310 p.; 8.5 inches


0990870383 / 9780990870388
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