We’ll let the New York Journal of Books sell you on Krueger’s epic take on The Odessy that follows four orphans traveling the Midwest in the 1930s: “A book you won’t own. It will own you. Long, sprawling, and utterly captivating, readers will eat up every delicious word of it.” Get extra epicness when Krueger reads from This Tender Land in person at SubText Books. Wednesday, October 23, 7 PM. Free. —Tracy Oxford

SubText Books, 6 West 5th Street, STPL; subtextbooks.com