The fall season brings plenty of changes to the fiction bestseller lists. Debuting at #1 in France is Miserere, the latest from one of that country's top crime writers, Jean-Christophe Grange. His second novel, The Blood-Red Rivers, was an international bestseller and was made into the movie The Crimson Rivers; Grange's most recent thriller, The Empire of the Wolves, was published in the U.S. by HarperCollins in 2006. Landing in the second spot is the newest from Belgian novelist Amelie Nothomb; in December Europa Editions is releasing one of her earlier works, Tokyo Fiancée, while Faber and Faber published Sulphuric Acid in April.
Swedish favorite Jan Guillou lands in the fiction top spot with But Not When It Comes to Your Daughter, the newest featuring Carl Hamilton, described by some critics as the Scandinavian James Bond. Debuting in the second spot was the hot book of the 2006 Frankfurt Book Fair, Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones; it is set for release next March in the U.S. by HC.
The top spots on the German nonfiction list are occupied by new titles, with the autobiography of the former West German chancellor at #1 (a biography of Helmut Schmidt debuted at #7). In second place, Bushido is not about the American president, but about the German rapper.
|1||MiserereJean-Christophe Grange Albin Michel||What Do We Learn in Pre-School?-- XO|
|2||Act of StateAmelie Nothomb Albin Michel||What Do We Learn in Primary School?-- XO|
|3||The Final DetailHarlan Coben Fleuve Noir||The Hell of MatignonRaphaelle Bacque Albin Michel|
|For week ending September 28, used by arrangement with Livres Hebdo/Ipsos.|
|1||But Not When It Comes to My DaughterJan Guillou Piratforlaget||Another Kind of Life: An Author Looks BackPer Olov Enquist Norstedts|
|2||The Kindly OnesJonathan Littell Brombergs||Emma, Mia's DaughterMaria Eriksson Lind & Co.|
|3||Never Fuck UpJens Lapidus Wahlstrom & Widstrand||A Piece of CakeLeila Lindholm Natur & Kultur|
|For week ending September 28, used by arrangement with Svensk Bokhandel|
|1||WetlandsCharlotte Roche DuMont||Off Duty: A BalanceHelmut Schmidt Siedler|
|2||Little BrotherSven Regener Eichborn||BushidoBushido and Lars Amend a Riva|
|3||The Uncommon ReaderAlan Bennett Wagenbach||Who I Am, and How ManyRichard D. Precht Goldmann|
|For week ending September 28, used by arrangement with Buchreport|