'West of Rehoboth' Alexs Pate talks about his novel, West of Rehoboth. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in 1962 is the setting for the book. Rehoboth Beach is where the Massey family goes for two months every summer. Pate says that the relocation helps young Edward Massey hold on to his values the rest of the year. (3:15) West of Rehoboth by Alexs Pate is published by William Morrow.