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Review: 'Charlie Martz and Other Stories' by Elmore Leonard

Review: 'Charlie Martz and Other Stories' by Elmore Leonard

"Novelist Discovered After 23 Books" read the headline on a 1983 New York Times feature on Elmore Leonard. At a time when it's possible for a fiction writer to be tagged a major discovery before actually publishing anything, the idea of an artist plugging away for so many years may seem rather quaint. But it also reminds us what some of the best writers once did long before the promise of a six-figure advance motivated people to become storytellers. For Leonard, who remarkably was two years short of 60 when the Times story ran, having Hollywood adapt Western tales of his — including "3:10 to Yuma" (with Glenn Ford) and "Hombre" (with Paul Newman)...

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