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GET WELL SOON Elmore Leonard Recovering From Stroke Paul Sancya/AP

Elmore Leonard Recovering From Stroke

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard is recovering from a stroke, his longtime researcher Greg Sutter confirmed on Monday. Sutter said Leonard had suffered a stroke last week and is “doing better every day”—and still at work on his latest novel, which will be his 46th. Leonard, 87, is currently hospitalized in Detroit, his longtime home city. Originally writing Westerns, Leonard found his stride with crime fiction as well as screenwriting.

August 6, 2013 7:24 AM