Jenny Rivera: Posthumous memoir set for July publication
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some final words from the late Mexican-American singer and TV star Jenni Rivera will be out this summer.
Atria Books has announced it's publishing a memoir by the multimillion-selling artist, who died in a plane crash in December at age 43. "Unbreakable," coming out simultaneously in English and Spanish, is scheduled for July and has been authorized by Rivera's family.
Rosie Rivera, the late singer's sister, said the family had decided to share Rivera's book with her fans so they could "enjoy her as we have."
Atria vice president and senior editor Johanna Castillo said she had talked to Rivera about the impact she hoped her book's message would have on readers.
"This book is her legacy to all of her fans," Castillo said.
Rivera had worked on "Unbreakable" for several years and completed it before her death.
According to Atria, "Unbreakable" will provide "an intimate look into the heart and soul of this self-made woman, who ascended to the top of the charts against all odds."
A candid memoir would be in character for Rivera, a mother and grandmother of two known as the Diva de la Banda, or Diva of the Band, for her frank talk about her life.
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