Wendy said, "I just finished reading Embers, by Sandor Marai - great book which would satisfy reading about Hungary as it is set there and is also written by a Hungarian author. My review is located here.
Sandor Marai's Embers is set in a castle at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. An old aristocrat waits to greet the friend he has not seen for forty-one years. In the course of this one night, from dinner until dawn, the two men will fight a duel of words and silences, of stories, of accusations and evasions, that will encompass their entire lives and that of a third person, missing from the candlelit dining hall - the now dead chatelaine of the castle. The last time the three of them sat together was in this room, after a stag hunt in the forest. The year was 1900. No game was shot that day, but the reverberations were cataclysmic. And the time of reckoning has finally arrived.