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Each week host Nancy Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects. Nancy's Bookshelf airs Fridays at 10 a.m.

Laura Joplin : Love, Janis

Forty-five years ago singer-songwriter Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970 at age 27. She had blazed across the 1960s music scene, electrifying audiences with her distinctive voice and unforgettable performances. During her career Janice wrote more than 100 letters home. Inspired by these letters, her sister Laura wrote an intimate biography of this talented rock-and-roll legend.

Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.