Lisa Ray’s Featured Book

Close to the Bone: A Memoir

“A thrilling journey inwards as much as outwards. . .A must-read.” – Freida Pinto

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 Ray 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 Ray’s brave and inspiring story of a life lived on her own terms.

Buy the Book:
Owl’s Nest Books | Shelf Life Books

Borrow the Book from the Library:
Calgary Public Library