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Justin Paul and Val Emmich | Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel


This event is ticketed and will take place at the Larimer Auditorium, Rowland Hall, 843 Lincoln Street, Salt Lake City. The purchase of Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel is necessary for entry. Your book will be pre-signed. 

Join us for an exciting evening of conversation and live musical performances with Justin Paul, the Tony, Oscar® & Golden Globe-winning songwriter behind the musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” and novelist Val Emmich. Justin and Val will present Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel, an expansion of the characters and story popularized by the musical that has been praised as “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by The Washington Post.  

Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans into a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet & greet with the authors immediately following the event. Fans who purchase additional books will receive additional raffle tickets. The authors will then choose 5 lucky readers (+1 guest each) to meet them after to snap photos and have their books personalized. 

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. 

Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore - even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy's parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he's doing can't be right, but if he's helping people, how wrong can it be? 

No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He's confident. He's a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.

A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.

The authors will speak and take questions from the audience before a musical performance of some of their greatest hits! 

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. 

Event date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Larimer Auditorium, Rowland Hall
843 Lincoln Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316420235
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Poppy - October 9th, 2018