Last week we reported on several international fiction hits from 2001, noting that a few of them "never graced a U.S. national chart." In the case of Umberto Eco's Baudolino, there's a good reason for that—the book hasn't yet been published here. It's coming from Harcourt October 14 (a one-day laydown), with an impressive 400,000-copy printing. In next week's issue, PW's touting Eco's latest as one of the hot "galleys to grab" at BEA.

With reporting by Dick Donahue