Marsha Lederman

Marsha Lederman

Marsha Lederman is the Western Arts Correspondent for the Globe and Mail. Before joining the Globe, she worked for CBC Radio, mostly in Toronto, where she held a variety of positions, including National Arts Reporter. Lederman also worked in commercial radio as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host. Born in Toronto, she now lives in Vancouver.

Instagram: @marshalederman
Twitter: @marshalederman


Kiss the Red Stairs

<strong>For readers of <em>All Things Consoled</em> by Elizabeth Hay and <em>They Left Us Everything </em>by Plum Johnson.</strong>

<em>Kiss the Red Stairs</em> is a compelling memoir by award-winning journalist Marsha Lederman, who delves into her parents’ Holocaust stories in the wake of her own divorce, investigating how trauma migrates through generations with empathy, humour, and resilience.

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. A national bestseller, <em>Kiss the Red Stairs </em>is a compelling memoir of Holocaust survival, intergenerational trauma, divorce, and discovery that will guide readers through several lifetimes of monumental change.
<h2><strong>GET THE BOOK</strong></h2>
<a href="">Owl’s Nest Books</a> (Calgary) | <a href="">Calgary Public Library</a>
<h2><strong>BE CURIOUSER </strong></h2>
<li><strong>Book review: Vancouver writer probes Holocaust’s wounds in searing, healing memoir. </strong><a href="">-<em>The Vancouver Sun</em></a></li>
<li><strong>Holocaust trauma resonates across</strong> <strong>generations.</strong> <a href="">-<em>Winnipeg Free Press</em></a></li>

ALL EVENTS WITH Marsha Lederman

3 PM
Memoiring: No Escape from Reality
Oct 01 @ 3 PM MT - 4:15 PM MT

DJD Dance Centre

111 12 Ave SE
10 AM
A Morning with Marsha Lederman
Oct 02 @ 10 AM MT - 11:15 AM MT

Central Library, TD Great Reading Room

800 3 St SE