I’m a big fan of reading novels and memoirs to gain insights into various cultures. I have a decent repertoire of things I recommend for Latin America, Asia, and Africa (though I’m always up for other recommendations!). A colleague just contacted me regarding recommendations to assist in preparing for some work in Italy.

Do you know of any recommendations for good books to read to help “see” some of the cultural dynamics in one or more European cultures? If so, please share!