2022 Festival
October 17–23

11: Sisters in Resistance: Tilar J. Mazzeo in Conversation with Marsha Lederman

11: Sisters in Resistance: Tilar J. Mazzeo in Conversation with Marsha Lederman

There are few stories with greater stakes or greater twists. Tilar J. Mazzeo’s riveting Sisters in Resistance explores the “moral thicket” of living during World War II—and how three women delivered critical evidence of Axis war crimes to Allied forces. Here is a nail-biting account of bravery, subterfuge, and radical friendship in the face of Nazi terror.

Mazzeo speaks with Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail reporter and long-time Festival moderator who this year joins us with her own book—Kiss the Red Stairs, a deeply personal reflection on the Holocaust, and how trauma migrates through generations. With empathy, wisdom, and resilience, Lederman begins to help us navigate monumental change—globally and internally. A moving, enthralling conversation.

Presented thanks to the generous support of Sam Znaimer in memory of Nancy Richler.

Event Participants:

Marsha Lederman

MARSHA LEDERMAN is the author of the nationally bestselling memoir Kiss the Red Stairs: The Holocaust, Once Removed. She is the Western Arts Correspondent for the Globe and Mail, and previously worked for CBC Radio, where she held a variety of positions, including National Arts Reporter. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

Presented thanks to the generous support of Sam Znaimer in memory of Nancy Richler.

Tilar J. Mazzeo

TILAR J. MAZZEO is the author of numerous works of narrative nonfiction, including The Secret of Chanel No. 5, The Biography of a Scent and The Widow Clicquot. Her books have been New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestsellers. She joins the Festival with her latest work, Sisters in Resistance. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)