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Doubleday Canada Fall 2020

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    9780385696623 Downloadable audio file, Library binding 9780385696616 Downloadable audio file, $24.95 9780385695732 Reflowable, EPUB
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Close to the Bone
A Memoir
By (author): Lisa Ray
Lisa Ray

Imprint:

Doubleday Canada

ISBN:

9780385695725

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General / adult
Nov 03, 2020
$24.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.92in x 6.02 x 1.02 in | 0.94 lb

Page Count:

368 pages
Doubleday Canada
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
“A thrilling journey inwards as much as outwards…. A must-read.”—Freida Pinto

“How fortunate a thing it is, when life alters you without warning.”

Lisa Ray is one of India’s first supermodels. She’s also an actor, a cancer survivor, a mother of twins through surrogacy. She is a woman who has lived many lives. And this is her story.

Close to the Bone is an unflinching, deeply moving account of Lisa Ray’s life, tracing her childhood in Canada as the biracial daughter of an Indian man and a Polish woman, her rise as a popular Bollywood star, and her battle with a rare, incurable cancer. Transporting and atmospheric, it takes readers across the world, from Toronto in the 1970s, when Lisa was desperately trying to find place and purpose to the intense frenetic streets of Bombay, where, unmoored and lost, she began her film career; from the hot and sweaty sensuality of Colombo, a place where she finally began finding acceptance to the romance of Holland Park in London.

At once funny, charming and gut-wrenchingly honest, Close to the Bone is Lisa Ray’s brave and inspiring story of a life lived on her own terms.

SUPERSTAR PUBLICATION: Lisa Ray is renowned for her beauty and acting, but she is also a stunning writer. Close to the Bone is a celebrity memoir in every sense of the word: behind the scenes of a celebrated world, gossipy and a true journey of a woman coming into her own.

SUPERSTAR CANADIAN: Lisa is a proud Canadian, and portions of the manuscript are set in Toronto and Nelson, BC. In addition to her roles in films like Water and Cooking for Stella, Lisa has appeared as the host of Top Chef Canada, and on the Canada Reads stage as the champion for David Chariandy’s Brother.

MULTI-LAYERED STORY: Close to the Bone is expansive, tackling issues like racism and identity, eating disorders, the experience of a cancer diagnosis and abuse. This is a book that will spark conversation and connection.

INSTANT INDIAN BESTSELLER: HarperCollins India published Lisa’s book in May 2019 to rave reviews. It was an immediate bestseller.

GREAT PACKAGE, AUTHOR TOUR: We will publish Close to the Bone as an original trade paperback. Our plan is to bring Lisa on a tour, connecting her with fans of her films, Bollywood and memoir readers. We will be publish simultaneously in Canada and the US.

ORIGINATING AUDIOBOOK: We are thrilled to be producing the audiobook for Close to the Bone. It will be available in North America.

LISA RAY is an Indian-Canadian actress, model, television host, philanthropist and social activist. She divides her time between Mumbai and Nelson, BC.

Author Residence: Mumbai, India and Nelson, BC

Author Hometown: Mumbai, India and Nelson, BC

Marketing: Paid social advertising

Google Search/Display ads

Influencer outreach

Event advertising where necessary

Focus of Penguin Random House Canada and Doubleday Canada social media accounts and newsletters 



US Plans: 

Longlead media attention including trade publications for reviews and profiles 

Target women’s magazines including Good Housekeeping, O Magazine and Readers Digest 

Entertainment outlets including People.com and Entertainment Weekly 

Daily outlets - NYT, AP, LA Times, Washington Post

Radio tour including NPR and Sirius 

Virtual events 

Influencer campaign

Social advertising 

Praise for Close to the Bone:

“A powerful book.” —Tom Power, host of CBC’s q

Close to the Bone is a fascinating read about glamour, struggle and loss.” —CTV’s Your Morning

“A thrilling journey…. A must-read.” —Freida Pinto

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