USA Today’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week:

1. The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille (Simon & Schuster, fiction, on sale Sept. 19)

  • What it’s about: A charter boat captain in Key West, a former Army officer, is lured into a scheme to recover $60 million hidden away in Cuba.
  • The buzz: “A timely stay-up-all-night, nail-biting page-turner,” says Library Journal.

2. Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory by Michael Korda (Liveright, non-fiction, on sale Sept. 19)

  • What it’s about: Korda interweaves memories from being a boy in Britain in 1940 with the dramatic rescue of hundreds of thousands of stranded soldiers from the beaches at Dunkirk.
  • The buzz: Follows on the heels of Christopher Nolan’s hit movie Dunkirk
 3. To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon (Putnam, fiction, on sale Sept. 19)
  • What it’s about: The amiable folks from the town of Mitford return in this story focusing on newlyweds Dooley and Lace Kavanagh and their veterinary practice.
  • The buzz:  At Home in Mitford, a Karon adaptation starring Andie MacDowell, had its premiere on the Hallmark Channel last month.

4. Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt, non-fiction, on sale Sept. 19)

  • What it’s about: This history recounts the Revolutionary War through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Britain’s King George III.
  • The buzz: O’Reilly and Dugard’s Killing franchise has been phenomenally successful, with four of the titles hitting No. 1 on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list.

5. Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller (William Morrow, fiction, on sale Sept. 19)

  • What it’s about: In this work of adult historical fiction, the author revisits the beloved Little House on the Prairie tales with a story focusing on a pregnant Caroline “Ma” Ingalls during the winter of 1870.
  • The buzz: The novel is authorized by the Little House Heritage Trust.