Books Larissa Macfarquhar Books by Larissa Macfarquhar Larissa Macfarquhar has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Larissa Macfarquhar 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. Prakash Amte, pictured with a hyena, founded a clinic and a school in a remote jungle in the center of India. Courtesy of Larissa MacFarquhar hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Larissa MacFarquhar Goats and Soda What Makes A Do-Gooder Do Good? And How Come We Sometimes Resent Them? October 18, 2015 In her new book Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar looks at the motives and methods of people who help others — and the reaction of the less altruistic crowd.