Trudy Krisher


Trudy Krisher is a writer who does not hesitate to explore sensitive issues. She grew up in the South like her heroines Maggie, in Spite Fences, and Pert, in Kinship. Born in Macon, Georgia, in 1946, she was raised in South Florida.

Trudy is the recipient of an International Reading Association Award. Her books have been named ALA Best Books for Young Adults; a Jefferson Cup Honor Book of the Virginia Library Association; a Parents’ Choice Honor Book; a winner of The Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award; and Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Books.

Praise for Trudy Krisher

On the March: A Novel of the Women’s March on Washington

“Trudy Krisher takes us on a journey far greater than a bouncing bus trip from Soros, Kansas to the first Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and back – although that part of the story alone is a wonderful ride. But it’s the detours and side roads and the stops along the way that make this literary trip so singularly delightful.” — Michele Palermo, Television Producer, Middle of Nowhere


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Spite Fences

“This painfully realistic first novel evokes tensions in the South at the brink of the civil rights movement… Hearts will go out to Maggie as she weathers various forms of physical and emotional abuse; her final triumph is a tribute to all who have suffered for justice.” — Publishers Weekly


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“Returning to the small Georgia town in which she set her memorable debut, Spite Fences (1994), Krisher explores the difference between kin and family in a painful story rich in local flavor and authentic feeling.” — Kirkus Review


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Uncommon Faith

“The conflicts between young and old will resonate with readers, and able teens with an interest in women’s history will be particularly drawn to this uncommon tale, a crackerjack piece of historical fiction.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults


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“When freshman Genevieve meets outspoken Brenda Wompers from California, she is torn between her desire to fit in quietly and the responsibility of speaking up. …the story is an important one, and the lesson Genevieve learns—that ‘Salem was in our nature’—will linger in readers’ minds.” — Kirkus Review


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For Younger Readers:

Bark Park

” An upbeat and exuberant read-aloud for dog lovers everywhere. Great for one-on-one, storytime, or class visit to the library. — School Library Journal, March 2018


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Kathy’s Hats

“An important book dealing with what is generally taboo in children’s literature: life-threatening illness.” — Read-Aloud Review


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An Affectionate Farewell

“This is a wonderful book! So many Lincoln books… make little or no mention of Old Bob. It is incredibly heartwarming …[a] sensitive, fascinating, and graceful account of Old Bob. Kudos to Trudy Krisher on a job well done!” — Roger Norton, Founder of the Abraham Lincoln Research Site 


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For Older Readers and History Buffs

Fanny Seward

Trudy Krisher has breathed life back into a woman who died much too young… This is a wonderfully written book of a life bound up in our country’s most traumatic hour. A must-read! — Historical Novel Society


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