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Elmore Leonard recovering after a stroke

Elmore Leonard recovering after a stroke

Crime writer Elmore Leonard is recovering from a stroke in an undisclosed Detroit-area hospital. "It happened a week ago, last Monday [July 29]," his longtime researcher, Gregg Sutter, told the Detroit News. "He's doing better every day, and the family is guardedly optimistic." The 87-year-old Leonard is in the middle of his 46th novel and "working very hard," according to Sutter. In November, Leonard -- author of such books as "Out of Sight," "Killshot" and "Get Shorty" -- received a Medal for Distinguished Contribution from the National Book Foundation, one of several honors to add to his mantelpiece. Other honors include...

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