…the sway of the trolley, the unusual passenger, the truck’s raspy muffler, the woman’s torn dress, and her own inability to help. Frances is determined to let the details of the disturbing incident go. She’s certain that by Monday her life will return to normal and the wrung-out feeling inside will be gone. Yet she soon finds that neither the sound of her typewriter nor the lunchroom chatter will erase the dying woman’s final request: “Find Hollis”.
Finding Hollis, a novel set in 1944 in North Minneapolis, is a journey in search of more than just a name. Within it the threads of three separate worlds become interwoven—first by circumstance, then by understanding.
“[Pauline] knows how to both break and heal hearts in her debut novel, ‘Finding Hollis’…masterfully portrayed”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“a gripping tale… A great debut novel!”
-Fmr. MN Rep. and author of Kathleen Vellenga
“History, land, and compelling characters collide and connect what it really means to search for meaning. Finding Hollis is worth it.”
-Renowned Sociologist Dr. Anton Treuer