Kiss the Red Stairs is a compelling memoir of Holocaust survival, intergenerational trauma, divorce, and discovery that will guide readers through several lifetimes of monumental change.
Marsha was five when a simple question led to a horrifying answer. Sitting in her kitchen, she asked her mother why she didn’t have any grandparents. Her mother told her the truth: the Holocaust.
Decades later, her parents dead and herself a mother to a young son, Marsha begins to wonder how much history has shaped her own life. Reeling in the wake of a divorce, she craves her parents’ help. But in their absence, she is gripped by a need to understand the trauma they suffered, and she begins her own journey into the past to tell her family’s stories of loss and resilience.
Speaker: Marsha Lederman, Author and Journalist
Marsha Lederman is the Western Arts Correspondent for the Globe and Mail. Before joining the Globe, Lederman worked for CBC Radio, where she held a variety of positions including National Arts Reporter. Born in Toronto, she lives in Vancouver.