Jewish Book Festival

2022 Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival

Tuesday May 17, 7:00pm – IN-PERSON at the JCC

HOT OFF THE PRESS! THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MEMOIR
MARSHA LEDERMAN/ Kiss the Red Stairs – The Holocaust, Once Removed

FREE –  Register Here


Kiss the Red Stairs
 is a compelling memoir by award-winning journalist Marsha Lederman and our favourite interviewer here at JBF. She 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.
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.


About the JCC Jewish Book Festival

The Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival is one of Vancouver’s leading cultural and literary events, attracting a large and varied audience of over 5,000 people of all ages. This highly popular community-wide event brings together prominent and emerging Jewish writers and non-Jewish writers on Jewish subject matter.

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