Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Local young adult author Emily Wing Smith will read from and sign her new novel, Back When You Were Easier to Love.
What's worse than getting dumped? Not even knowing if you've been
dumped. Joy got no goodbye, and certainly no explanation when Zan--the
love of her life and the only good thing about stifling, backward Haven,
Utah--unceremoniously and unexpectedly left for college a year early.
Joy needs closure almost as much as she needs Zan, so she heads for
California, and Zan, riding shotgun beside Zan's former-best-friend
Original and insightful, quirky and crushing, Joy's story is told in surprising and artfully shifting flashbacks between her life then and now. Exquisite craft and wry, relatable humor signal the arrival of Emily Wing Smith as a breakout talent.
Smith is also the author of the award-winning young adult novel, The Way He Lived. She lives with her husband in Salt Lake City.