Favorite book dealing with foreign culture.
All I've read within the last couple of years that would have much foreign culture in it are Russian books, and I didn't really like many of them. I guess my favorite of them would be Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, once I got into it, it was ok and I liked it.
I got to say pretty much the same thing as Jenn. I haven't read to many, but over the past year I read a couple that were written by Russian Authors and took place in Russia and so forth. Honestly, I didn't overly like any of them, but out of the few I did read, I would pick The Brothers Karamazov if that counts :)