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Book talk, discussion with author Kate Towle at Nobles County Library set

Writer Kate Towle will lead a discussion of her book, "Sweet Burden of Crossing," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Worthington branch of the Nobles County Library.

Sweet Burden of Crossing, by Kate Towle
Sweet Burden of Crossing, by Kate Towle

WORTHINGTON — Author Kate Towle will lead an interactive presentation and discussion on her novel, "Sweet Burden of Crossing," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Worthington branch of the Nobles County Library.

The public is invited to this free event, and reading the book is not required.

Towle, the winner of the St. Paul Foundation's Facing Race Idea Challenge in 2011, is a contributing writer to "Talking About Race: Alleviating the Fear," and organizer and editor of the Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Guide, 2016.

"Sweet Burden of Crossing" tells the story of two Midwestern college students in the 1980s who form a deep bond through a shared journey of father loss. The novel follows Chris and Rikki, two young women exploring their identities and the intergenerational trauma challenging their lives, wrapped up in race.

The book includes questions for self-inquiry and group dialogue, with intent to spark honest conversations and build resilient individuals, friendships and communities.

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