Thursday, April 17


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It's all about famed author Elmore Leonard for the Pearl Library's  Chapter 1 Book Club's Thurs. May 8 meeting at 6 p.m.

It's not one particular title. It's any book by Elmore Leonard said Pearl Reference Librarian Cecelia, the group's leader, who is reading Forty Lashes Less One, a Western by Leonard. 

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. was born in New Orleans in Oct. 11, 1925.  He died less than a year ago, Aug. 20, 2013 in Detroit where his family had lived for years. He was 87.

Leonard's father Elmore John Leonard Sr. was a site locator for General Motors so the family moved around a lot finally settling in Detroit.

Leonard started out writing Westerns but went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers.  Many of his books and stories have been made into movies.  He was not only a novelist but a successful screenwriter as well. 

His writing style has been described as "gritty realism" and "strong dialogue."

Some of his popular books include:  Get Shorty, SWAG, Three -Ten to Yuma, Rum Punch, Hombre, Out of Site, 52 Pickup, Kill Shot, Split Images and La Brava.

Please do come and enjoy the discussion, light refreshments and door prizes. No reservation is needed, and you don't have to join as an official member.  Just come on by!

We'll see you there!

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