Andrew Roe with Ethel Rohan / Where You Live

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Booksmith is excited to host Andrew Roe reading from his new book, the collection of stories Where You Live. He'll be in conversation with our friend and yours Ethel Rohan. Please join us!


The California of Where You Live might have sun, surf, and sand, but it’s more densely populated with cracking marriages, accidental pregnancies, and shitty jobs. Andrew Roe’s Californians face sharp points of change: Stay or go? Love or leave? Run or get stuck? Their choices, like our own, reveal life’s stark limitations and its wide-open vistas all at once.


Full of lush prose and unforgettable imagery, the stories in Where You Live shine an unforgiving yet shimmering light on longing, loss, and the everyday catastrophes of life.



Andrew Roe’s latest book is Where You Live, a collection of short stories. His debut novel, The Miracle Girl, was a Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist. His fiction has been published in Tin House, One Story, The Sun, Glimmer Train, Slice, The Cincinnati Review, and other publications, as well as the anthologies 24 Bar Blues (Press 53) and Where Love Is Found (Washington Square Press). His nonfiction has been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle,, and elsewhere. He lives in Oceanside, California, with his wife and three children. Find out more at



RSVP appreciated but not required. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to request a signed copy of Where You Live, or any of the authors' books, please order below and put your request in the comments field. 

Where You Live Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938126437
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Engine Books - May 9th, 2017

The Miracle Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616205324
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Algonquin Books - March 1st, 2016

The Weight of Him Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250092120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 14th, 2017

Goodnight Nobody Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781938466144
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Queen's Ferry Press - September 30th, 2013