"The High Divide": Lin Enger’s first novel in six years is a retelling of “The Odyssey,” moved to the American West in the 1880s. It tells the story of two boys searching for their father, who has vanished from the family home in western Minnesota. Enger, who teaches at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, is the author of “Undiscovered Country,” a bold, modern-day retelling of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” set in northern Minnesota. He will be at Common Good Books in St. Paul at 7 p.m. Sept. 24, the University of Minnesota Bookstore at 4 p.m. Oct. 16, and with writers Bill Roorbach (“The Remedy for Love”) and Brock Clarke (“The Happiest People in the World”) at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis at 7 p.m. Oct. 24. (In stores Sept. 23)

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing”: This gritty, stream-of-consciousness debut novel by Irish writer Eimear McBride and published by Coffee House Press is the winner of this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award. (On sale Sept. 9)

A Sudden Light”: Garth Stein, the author of “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” tells the story of a boy trying to sift through his parents’ secrets. Stein will be at Common Good Books at 7 p.m. Oct 2. (On sale Sept. 30)

A Brief History of Seven Killings”: Macalester College Prof. Marlon James’ third novel is set in a violent Jamaica in the 1970s. James will launch the book at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Common Good Books in St. Paul and will be at Barnes & Noble at the Galleria at 3 p.m. Nov. 1. (On sale Oct. 2)

Lila”: Marilynne Robinson returns to Gilead, Iowa, for this story of a homeless girl who marries a minister. (On sale Oct. 7)

Some Luck”: Jane Smiley’s new book covers 30 years in the lives of an Iowa farm family. (Oct. 7)

Nora Webster”: Colm Tóibín writes about the reinvention of a young widow in 1970s Ireland. (Oct. 7)

Ordinary Sins”: St. Paul author Jim Heynen returns to his short-short-story roots with this collection published by Milkweed Editions. (Nov. 11)