Emily Wing Smith | Back When You Were Easier to Love

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 Noah.

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.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1511 South 1500 East
84105 Salt Lake City