The new #1 fiction title in January was from bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen, who landed in the top spot with The Alphabet House. Adler-Olsen’s most recent U.S. title, The Keeper of Lost Causes, was released last August by Dutton and received a PW starred review. Dutton will publish Adler-Olsen’s The Absent One this coming August. Also new on the German fiction list is Ally Condie’s Crossed, the second book in her Matched series, which made its debut at #3 in January. It was published in the U.S. by Dutton last November, and PW praised its “vivid, poetic writing.” The dystopian YA series has sold rights in 30 countries and film rights have gone to Disney.

Another book finding international success is Amy Bratley’s The Girl’s Guide to Homemaking, landing at #2 on the Italy combined list. Pan Publishing first published the book by the British author in the U.K. in February 2011; no word of a U.S. house.

The Netherlands’ top title, A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton, is a children’s book about an owl who falls from his nest and his search to find his mother. It was first published in the U.S. by Candlewick under the title Little Owl Lost in August 2010. Also on the Netherlands chart is Dream, Dare, Do by Ben Tiggelaar, a popular book on leadership that has sold over 200,000 copies in Europe.

Correction: In the January 23 issue, we listed the English translation title for Isabel Allende’s Il quaderno di Maya as The City of the Beasts. The English title is Maya’s Notebook and will be published by HarperCollins in spring 2013.



Il diavolo, certamente
The Devil, Indeed
Andrea Camilleri

Amore, zucchero e cannella
The Girl's Guide to Homemaking
Amy Bratley
Newton Compton

Le prime luci del mattino
The First Light of the Morning
Fabio Volo

I menù di Benedetta
The Menu of Benedetta
Benedetta Parodi

La carta più alta
The Highest Card
Marco Malvaldi
Sellerio Editore Palermo

Un diamante da Tiffany
Christmas at Tiffany's
Karen Swan
Newton Compton



Das Alphabethaus
The Alphabet House
Jussi Adler-Olsen
Dtv premium

Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out His Window and Disappeared
Jonas Jonasson
Carl's Books

Die Flucht. Cassia & Ky 02
Ally Condie
Fischer FJB


Die Kunst des klaren Denkens
The Art of Precise Reasoning
Rolf Dobelli

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson
C. Bertelsmann

Warum gibt es alles und nicht nichts?
Why Is There Everything and Not Nothing?
Richard D. Precht



Mama kwijt. Mini-editie + dvd.
A Bit Lost. Mini edition + DVD
Chris Haughton
Gottmer Uitgevers Groep

Northern Lights
Suzanne Vermeer
A.W. Bruna Uitgevers

Het aanzien van 2011
The View of 2011
Han van Bree

Bonita Avenue
Bonita Avenue
Peter Buwalda
De Bezige Bij

Dromen, durven, doen
Dream, Dare, Do
Ben Tiggelaar
Het Spectrum

Het Familieportret
Those Who Save Us
Jenna Blum
De Boekerij