Books Margaret Jull Costa Books by Margaret Jull Costa Margaret Jull Costa has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Romance Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Margaret Jull Costa NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews An Aging Rake, An Ingenue, And A Strapping Young Painter In 'Tristana' November 30, 2014 NYRB Classics has just reissued Tristana, an 1892 novel by the great Spanish author Benito Pérez Galdós. Critic Juan Vidal says Tristana's intelligence and emotional richness is comparable to Dickens. Author Interviews 424 Steps To Happiness: A Father's Journey Beyond 'The Fall' October 18, 2014 A son with cerebral palsy inspires a new way to think about imperfection, exaltation and love in a new memoir by Brazilian novelist and screenwriter Diogo Mainardi. 424 Steps To Happiness: A Father's Journey Beyond 'The Fall' Listen · 5:48 5:48 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/356988138/357153438" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read. Review Book Reviews Addictive 'Infatuations' Takes A Metaphysical Look At Crime Fresh Air August 12, 2013 Spanish novelist Javier Marías is well-known in Europe, but not as popular in the United States. Critic John Powers says Marías' latest work — an unsettling, slightly sinister twist on the mystery novel — ought to raise the author's profile here in America. Addictive 'Infatuations' Takes A Metaphysical Look At Crime Listen · 5:21 5:21 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/209565333/211375340" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Books Excerpt: 'Borges and the Eternal Orangutans' December 10, 2008 I will try to be your eyes, Jorge. I am following the advice you gave me when we said goodbye: "Write, and you will remember."