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Mrs. Ted Bliss
Mrs. Ted Bliss | Stanley Elkin
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Elkins National Book Critics Circle Awardwinning classic: The story of an elderly woman who suddenly becomes mixed up in a world of criminals and con artists After her beloved husband dies of cancer, Dorothy Bliss is consigned to a life of tedium, waiting out her remaining years in a Miami beachside community shared precariously by its Jewish and Latino residents. When Dorothy attends a series of parties intended to lighten the communitys racial tensions, she is unwittingly pulled into a world of drug smuggling, con artistry, and underground gamblingand a series of adventures that will renew her passion for life. At once heartfelt and hilarious, Mrs. Ted Bliss is a captivating novel of an ordinary woman in extraordinary circumstances, reconciling the regrets of her past and rediscovering adventure in the twilight of her life. This ebook features rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the authors estate and from the Stanley Elkin archives at Washington University in St. Louis.
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*The quote is from an article in “The New York Times,” March 3, 1991.

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CAGirlReading
Mrs. Ted Bliss | Stanley Elkin
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Mehso-so

Not at all what I was expecting, the book is more about an older woman coming to terms with her rather mundane life. It moved along well but in a tepid, uneventful manner.

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CAGirlReading
Mrs. Ted Bliss | Stanley Elkin
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A retired widow from Chicago living in Florida becomes increasingly involved with South American drug lords, so far a very enjoyable read!

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