Mrs. Ted Bliss by Stanley Elkin

Mrs. Ted Bliss is a novel about an elderly widow living in a Miami high-rise. She becomes involved in a world of crime and intrigue when she befriends a drug dealer. Throughout the story, she navigates her way through life's complexities, dealing with her own mortality, the changing world around her, and the realities of aging. The book is a mixture of humor and pathos, offering a unique perspective on the human condition.

The 9334th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 42

Since this book was first published in 1995, there is a penalty of 33.6%. The age adjusted score is 27.89.

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