Books: New and noteworthy: Nelson DeMille, 'The Cuban Affair'

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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.

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Cast and crew of Christopher Nolan’s war epic “Dunkirk” try to remember the first time they heard about the WWII operation. (July 19) AP

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.

 

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