During his former life as a federal prosecutor, Mark Costello wrote under the pseudonym "John Flood." Now that his second novel, Big If, has been nominated for a 2002 National Book Award for Fiction, Costello's real name is now sure to be on the lips of many more readers.
Mark Costello recommends
The Winter in Anna (2017)
"A deceptively quiet novel that gradually gathers power around the themes of love, loss, memory, and the paramount importance of doing good work well. Gorgeous and affirming."