Karen Wolff

Karen Wolff

Author & Novelist

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When two South Dakota high school girls go missing on their way to a graduation party, suspicion falls onto local neighbor boy, Eli Thorson, whose scrapes with the law already include attempted rape. He denies knowledge of their whereabouts, and no trace of the two girls is found.

Thirty-three years later, a Cold Case Unit reopens the file on their disappearance and suspicion once again falls onto Eli Thorson, now a habitual criminal with a long history of violence and sexual abuse of women. Is Eli responsible for their disappearance?

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When eight-year-old Harry Spencer’s father returns from WWI with a missing arm, his father’s bitterness shatters their relationship. Though confused and brokenhearted, Harry is determined to make something of himself. Endeavoring with heart and sometimes-humorous results, he sets out on his path in life, working in his granddad’s store, selling medicinal salves, washing windows, and falling in love.

This historical coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of small-town life will tug at your heartstrings as Harry discovers who he is, who his father is, and how to heal the past.

Reader praise for The Endless Search

“An amazing read. The end was most unexpected…”

“Wolff weaves a story that any lover of true crime would enjoy, just in a fictional format. After finishing, it had my mind racing.”

“I really enjoyed this one…just when you think you’ve worked out what is going on the author pulls the rug from under your feet.”

“A good read that kept my interest and kept me guessing what would happen next.”

Reader praise and recognition for The Green Years

“Wow! …a beautifully written book…”

“…an entertaining story featuring an entrepreneur and dynamic young man who seems the personification of the American Dream.”

“A wonderful, compelling coming-of-age story of family bonds and reconciliation.”

The Green Years has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Where To Buy

The Endless Search

BHC Press (Hardcover, Softcover)

Amazon (Hardcover, Softcover, Ebook)

Barnes & Noble (Hardcover, Softcover, Ebook)

Or your favorite bookstore

Where To Buy

The Green Years

BHC Press (Hardcover, Softcover)

Amazon (Hardcover, Softcover, Ebook)

Barnes & Noble (Hardcover, Softcover, Ebook)

Books-A-Million (Hardcover, Softcover, Ebook)

IndieBound (Hardcover, Softcover)

Kobo (Ebook)

Apple Books (Ebook)

Waterstones (Hardcover, Softcover)

Chapters / Indigo (Hardcover, Softcover, Ebook)

Or your favorite bookstore

About Karen

Author Karen Wolff

Karen Lias Wolff wrote her debut novel, The Green Years, followed by The Endless Search after a career as a music educator and university administrator.

Her novella, A Prairie Riff, is a fictionalized account of her grandmother’s early life. Her non-fiction articles and speeches have appeared in journals and trade
magazines. She served as a presidential appointee on the National Council of the NEA for six years. Wolff lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.