Finding Hollis

Finding Hollis

Trade Paperback Price: $16.95
E-Book Price: $4.99
Release Date: Now Available
ISBN: 978-1-938473-14-2
E-ISBN: 978-1-938473-15-9

Book Description

…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

About the Author

Pauline Knaeble Williams was born and raised along with her eleven siblings in North Minneapolis. She attended Macalester College in St. Paul, MN where she studied sociology and history. She currently resides in New Jersey where she works as a preschool teacher. She lives with her husband and two children in a house with lots of sunshine.


Meet Pauline Knaeble Williams:Sunday September 14
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble HarMar
2100 N Snelling, Roseville MN
2 pm

Monday September 15
Book Signing
Common Good Books
38 S. Snelling, St. Paul MN
7 pm

Tuesday September 16
Book Reading
Maeve’s Cafe
300 13th Ave. NE Minneapolis
7 pm

Wednesday September 17
Book Reading
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street St. Paul
7 pm

Thursday September 18
Book Reading
Webber Park Library
4203 Webber Pkway Minneapolis
6-7:30 pm

Saturday September 20
Book Reading
Rockford Road Library
6401 42nd Ave. N. Crystal MN
2 pm