Books Alfred MacAdam Books by Alfred MacAdam Alfred MacAdam has written books about: Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Alfred MacAdam NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews A Filmmaker's Surreal Vision On The Page In 'Where The Bird Sings Best' April 1, 2015 The multitalented Alejandro Jodorowsky turns to fiction (sort of) with a semi-autobiographical novel. Critic Juan Vidal calls it "brilliant, mad, unpredictable." Review You Must Read This 'Book Of Disquiet' Reveals A Reclusive Author's Soul December 25, 2009 Author Fernando Pessoa may have been a loner who lived most of his life in a single room in Lisbon, Portugal. But he wasn't alone: He created numerous literary alter egos. Rabih Alameddine describes Pessoa's work, The Book of Disquiet, as one of life's great miracles. 'Book Of Disquiet' Reveals A Reclusive Author's Soul Listen · 3:06 3:06 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/105106824/121914091" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript iStockphoto.com Best Books Of 2009 A World Of Novels: Picks For Best Foreign Fiction December 4, 2009 2009's top works of foreign fiction, as picked by critic Jessa Crispin, feature a geography as wide ranging as their topics: genetic research, civil unrest, sibling resentment, and fairy-tale depictions of government corruption. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Season of Ash' December 4, 2009 This historical epic by Jorge Volpi spans the years of Communist rule in Eastern Europe and Russia, weaving together the lives of well-known figures and imagined characters around murder and fate.