#3. Favorite book set in a different country.
Ha! That's easy . . .
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Apart from this being an intriguing, creepy, mysterious book, it was filled with the sites and sounds of eastern Europe. The author takes the reader through big cities, towns and villages, through the countryside and into the homes of the local people. We are invited to sit at the table while they dine on sumptuous exotic dishes and listen in on their conversations as the characters uncover the history and lore of the area.
What a cool book. I'd like to travel to these places someday so that I can see them for myself.