New fiction on France’s March list included Harlan Coben’s Caught, the first two volumes of Stephen King’s Under the Dome, and Patricia Cornwell’s Port Mortuary. Also debuting was Katarina Mazetti’s The Family Vault, a sequel to the Swedish journalist’s Guy in the Grave Next Door, which sold 450,000 copies in Sweden. Sarah’s Key author Tatiana de Rosnay’s novel Rose was also a new addition to the French list. On the nonfiction side, serious new works led the list, including Off: What Nicolas Sarkozy Was Not Supposed to Tell Us by Maurice Szafran and Nicolas Domenach, Get Involved! by Stéphane Hessel and Gilles Vanderpooten, The Black Book of Agriculture: How They Kill Our Farmers, Our Health and the Environment by Isabelle Saporta, and Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection by Pope Benedict XVI.

Haruki Murakami led Spain’s fiction list in March; his 1Q84 was up from the second spot last month. Spanish writer Alicia Giménez Bartlett’s Where Nobody Will Find You debuted at #6; the author is known for her detective series, but won Spain’s prestigious Nadal Prize for this book, a historical thriller. On Spain’s nonfiction list, Tony Judt, a British historian who specialized in European history and died in 2010, debuted at #3 with The Memory Chalet, a collection of essays.

Sweden’s March list had plenty of new fiction, too. Leading off was Mario Vargas Llosa with The Bad Girl, followed by Jean M. Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves. Michael Connolly’s The Scarecrow also debuted on Sweden’s list. 



Faute de preuves
Harlan Coben

Dôme, vol. 1
Under the Dome
Stephen King
Albin Michel

Havre des morts
Port Mortuary
Patricia Cornwell
Les 2 terres


Rise in Protest!
Stéphane Hessel

Off: ce que Nicolas Sarkozy n’aurait jamais dû nous dire
Off: What Nicolas Sarkozy Was Not Supposed to Tell Us
Maurice Szafran and Nicolas Domenach

Get Involved!
Stéphane Hessel and Gilles Vanderpooten

For week ending March 11, 2011 used by arrangement with Livres Hebdo



Haruki Murakami

El ángel perdido
The Lost Angel
Javier Serra

El tiempo entre costuras
The Time Between Seams
María Dueñas
Temas de hoy


Rise in Protest!
Stéphane Hessel

23-F, El Rey y su secreto
23-F, The King and His Secret
Jesús Palacios
Libros Libres

El refugio de la memoria
The Memory Chalet
Tony Judt

For week ending March 21, 2011 used by arrangement with El Cultural



Den stygga flickans rackartyg
The Bad Girl
Mario Vargas Llosa
Norstedts Förlag

De målade grottornas land
The Land of Painted Caves
Jean M Auel
Bra Böcker

Jo Nesbø


Fågelsång: 150 svenska fåglar och deras läten
Birdsongs: 150 Swedish Birds and Their Sounds
Lars Svensson & Jan Pedersen
Max Ström Bokförlag

Matrevolutionen: Ät dig frisk med riktig mat
The Food Revolution: Get Healthy with Real Food
Andreas Eenfeldt
Bonnier Fakta

Trädgård: så gör du
How to Garden
Joanna Smith
Bonnier Impact

For week ending March 18, 2011 used by arrangement with Livres Svensk Bokhandel