Books among items at Elmore Leonard estate sale

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Fans of Elmore Leonard were among those Thursday who browsed books, furnishings and other contents during an estate sale at the late author’s suburban Detroit home.

The three-day sale at the home in Oakland County, northwest of Detroit, runs through Saturday. Items include first edition and signed books, furniture, lamps, linens, rugs, garden accessories, outdoor furniture and other items, according to a listing on the website EstateSales.net.

“Just to be in his home is a dream,” David Brunell, a Livonia attorney and Leonard fan, told The Detroit News. “He’s always been a hero of mine.”

Leonard won an honorary National Book Award in 2012, and fans made best-sellers out of pretty much every one of his books since 1985’s “Glitz.” Hollywood adapted his work into dozens of movies and TV shows, including the films “Out of Sight” and “Get Shorty.”

Leonard died Aug. 20 at age 87 from complications of a stroke he suffered weeks earlier. The home, where Leonard lived and wrote, is being sold separately.

In addition to literary followers, the sale drew antique dealers, collectors and garage sale junkies.

Some of Leonard’s family members were on hand for the sale as well as others who knew the author. Photographer Linda Solomon, whose portraits of the author at his desk adorn many of Leonard’s book jackets, came early.

“I picked up a little vase to remember him, and a book that I’m sure he read,” she said.

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