JULY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERS
Ferrante Hot in
Norwegian author Maja Lunde’s dystopian tale The History of Bees was the top-selling ;ction
title in Germany in July, the third
month in a row it claimed the #1 spot.
The book was published in the U.S.
this month by Simon & Schuster’s
Touchstone imprint. My Brilliant Friend
by Italian author Elena Ferrante jumped
to the second spot. Andreas Michalsen’s
health guide, Healing with the Power of
Nature, topped the German July non-;ction bestseller list.
In Sweden, Ferrante was also a favorite,
taking the first and third spots on the
fiction bestseller list with The Story of
the Lost Child and Those Who Leave and
Those Who Stay, respectively. In between
them is Top Dog, the latest standalone
thriller by Jens Lapidus. Self-help
business book Surrounded by Idiots by
Thomas Erikson was #1 on the nonfiction list.
In Italy, Paolo Cognetti’s Strega
Prize–winning novel The Eight Mountains
was the country’s bestselling book in
July. It will be published in the U.S.
by Atria Books in March 2018. Two
mysteries follow on the list: Maurizio
De Giovanni’s Swallow Winter at #2 and
Andrea Camilleri’s The Safety Net at #3.
Author Yuval Noah Harari had two
nonfiction works hit different lists.
Sapiens was #2 on the Swedish list, and
his follow-up to that book, Homo Deus,
was second on the German nonfiction
list. Homo Deus was released in the U.S.
in February by Harper.
Die Geschichte der Bienen
The History of Bees
Meine geniale Freundin
My Brilliant Friend
Und ewig schläft das Pubertier
Teenosaurus Rex: A Survival Handbook
Heilen mit der Kraft der Natur
Healing with the Power of Nature
Yuval Noah Harari
Wunder wirken Wunder
Miracles Work Wonders
Eckart von Hirschhausen
Det förlorade barnet
The Story of the Lost Child
Wahlström & Widstrand
Den som stannar, den som går
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Omgiven av idioter
Surrounded by Idiots
Yuval Noah Harari
Natur & Kultur
The Giant Sudoku Book
For the week ended July 17; used by arrangement with Svenska Bokhandel
For the week ended July 24; used by arrangement with Buchreport
Le otto montagne
The Eight Mountains
Maurizio De Giovanni
La rete di protezione
The Safety Net
Sellerio Editore Palermo
For the week ended July 17; used by arrangement with Informazioni Editoriali de Bestseller
Combined Fiction and Nonfiction
La vita in due
Two by Two
Sperling & Kupfer
Avanti. Perché l’Italia non si ferma
Forward: Because Italy Does Not Stop
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