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Jenni Rivera posthumous novel planned for July

Jenni Rivera
Image caption Rivera and six others died in a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo Leon, in Mexico in December 2012

A memoir written by the multimillion-selling Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in December last year, is to be published.

Unbreakable will be released in English and Spanish in July, Atria Books have announced.

Its vice president and senior editor Johanna Castillo described it as Rivera's "legacy to all of her fans".

The musician had worked on the book for several years and finished writing it before her death at the age of 43.

Rosie Rivera, the late singer's sister, said the family have given the book its full blessing.

"I miss my sister every moment, but on days that I want to feel her close, I open her book written in her own words, and feel her right next to me," she said.

The family say they hope Rivera's fans will be able to "enjoy her" as they have.

Born in Los Angeles, the Latin star started out selling cassette tapes at flea markets and went on to sell over 15 million copies of her 12 major-label records.

The candid memoir is said to provide "an intimate look into the heart and soul of this self-made woman".

She was noted for her work in the male dominated musical genre of grupera, a type of Mexican folk music.

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