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Fiction
Author: Leonard Elmore
ISBN: 0141015497
Subcategory: Contemporary
Pages 240 pages
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd; Open Market Ed edition (October 2, 2003)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.3
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by Leonard Elmore


Chickasaw Charlie Hoke. When the Women Come Out to Dance. Also by Elmore Leonard.

Chickasaw Charlie Hoke. Karen Makes Out. Hurrah for Capt. They sat close to each other on the sofa, Canavan aware of Mrs. Harris’ scent and her dark hair, parted to one side, she would hold away from her face to look at the map spread open on the coffee table. Canavan was showing her the areas destroyed by fire, explaining how the hot Santa Ana wind swept the flames through these canyons and on down toward the Pacific.

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified.

In the title story, "When the Women Come Out to Dance," Mrs. Mahmood . Mahmood gets more than she bargains for when she conspires with her maid to end her unhappy marriage. In all nine stories - each unique in their own right - reluctant heroes and laid-back lowlifes struggle for power, survival, and their fifteen minutes of fame. Federal marshal Karen Sisco, from the bestselling novel Out of Sight, returns in "Karen Makes Out," once again inadvertently mixing pleasure with business.

In the title story, When the Women Come Out to Dance, Mrs. All nine stories are Elmore Leonard at his vivid, hilarious, and unfailingly human best. Hanging Out at the Buena Vista2. Chickasaw Charlie Hoke3. When the Women Come Out to Dance4. Mahmood gets more than she bargains for when she . Remember Carl Webster from The Hot Kid ? That’s his grandson Ben.

What're you packing?". You'll pay to find that out," Raylan said. Ice water in your veins, huh? You want a shot of Ji m Beam to go with it?". Ava had the shotgun pointed at him, stock under her arm, finger on the trigger

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When the Women Come Out to Dance Later reprint retitled Fire in the Hole. Elmore Leonard on fantasticfiction. Elmore Leonard Archive at the University of South Carolina Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

When the Women Come Out to Dance Later reprint retitled Fire in the Hole. The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard. Elmore Leonard Archive at the University of South Carolina Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Der Bat
Although I am a huge fan of FX’s “Justified” series, I’m not really an avid fiction reader and never gave Elmore Leonard’s books much thought. Leonard’s passing in 2013 certainly revealed the universal respect and appeal people had for his work and made me wonder what I was missing. I chose WHEN THE WOMEN COME OUT TO DANCE mainly because it was a published before the “Justified” series and free of the show’s hype … just a book with 9 short stories; one which happens to be the basis for the incredible television series. I didn’t even reach the “Justified” story before I fully understood the attraction to Leonard’s story-telling.

Each chapter represents one story and range from 5 to 50+ pages. “Fire in the Hole” is the one I really wanted to read as it introduces the world to the cool, calm and deadly Raylan Givens and his arch-nemesis, life-long criminal Boyd Crowder. It’s not “Justified” in a nutshell, but merely the first episode of the series (with a different outcome). If anything, the book remarkably confirms how dead-on the series presents Leonard’s vision … both the storyline and the characters. While I certainly enjoyed that particular story, I found most of the others to be better. Leonard had a knack of being able paint an elaborate tableau with relatively few words that gets readers involved. Real page-turners filled with drama, suspense and a variety of interesting characters of all calibers (good and bad). One of the reasons I really don’t enjoy fiction is verbosity, but Leonard’s stories never become mired in words, they all roll smoothly and at a decent pace. I found myself immersed in each and every chapter and refused to part from the book until I’d finished the story I’d started. Another enjoyable factor is that each chapter presents readers with a change-up (and puns aside, “Chickasaw Charlie Hoke” was one of my favorites) in terms of theme, mood and era (some stories are current, some not). The longer chapters (“Karen Makes Out”, “Fire in the Hole” and “Tenkiller”) take time to develop, but build excitement along the way and certainly deliver in the end.

WHEN THE WOMEN COME OUT TO DANCE proved to be the perfect appetizer for me to start a steady diet of Elmore Leonard books … I’m hooked.
September
What else is there to say but "Elmore Leonard"? You're either familiar with his outstanding writing or you should be. Most will be familiar with the television series "Justified" and Leonard wrote the story the series is based on, so that should turn several new generations of readers on to him. (Leonard also wrote the stories for the John Travolta movie "Get Shorty" and a great old Burt Reynolds' movie "Stick") If you like great writing, if you're looking for great crime fiction, noir, and just good old fashion crime/criminal character stories, Elmore Leonard is your man.
Unirtay
I bought this alongside a copy of his western short stories. Those are interesting because you can see his voice emerging from what is otherwise generic pulp western. These stories are more in the vein of justified and get shorty. Heavy on dialogue, grey in moral and deep on character, these are complex people who never start the things they do with the word "Suddenly." A particular highlight for me was the dialogue driven tale of the woman whose house burned down, but every story in here has its merit and its own surprising depth.
Akinohn
In the New York Times, I read Leonard's obituary. In it, the writer emphasized that Leonard believe in spare-to-no descriptions, believing that action and dialogue are sufficient vehicles to tell the story. As an amateur short story writer, I had developed the same guidelines, which I call organic plot development, and I wanted to discover how he did it. In a word: Wonderfully. I learned a great deal and I shall revisit his stories often. Those of you who aren't writers but instead are the most important people of all: readers: These are widely varied and entertaining stories. Enjoy!
Kikora
This is a great assortment of short stories. Leonard always amazes me. I especially loved the last story, Tenkiller. I live near the area where the story takes place in Oklahoma. If someone had given me the story to read without telling me who wrote it, I would have been certain the author was from Oklahoma. But he's not obviously, and that amazes me that he understands the people and the area so well. I don't have enough good things to say about this book. Just read it.
Yozshubei
Wonderful collection of short stories....every one unique....every one a winner. The characters are memorable and the plots are absorbing. I was happy to find a video stream series "Justified" based on a character in one of the stories.
Yannara
I got turned on to Elmore Leonard from watching the TV show "Justified" (which is fantastic, by the way). This book contains several short stories, including "Fire in the hole", which the TV-show is based on.

Mr. Leonard paints a very vivid picture in a very easy to read way. His writing has a certain amount of 'cool' to it, and every character is well-defined and interesting in their own way. I did some research on him, and I see why he was a 'writer's writer'. His prose and pacing are to be admired.

This will be the start of a journey through the rest of his works for me. I loved every bit of this book.
This book is awesome! I purchased it because I'm a big fan of the show, "Justified". The dialogue in the book reminds me so much of the show. I can just picture Boyd Crowder saying some of this stuff. My uncle always told me Elmore Leonard was the master of dialogue, boy was he right.

Outstanding book, makes me want to leave work early so I can go read. Man, I sound like a nerd right now...