Books Max Porter Books by Max Porter Max Porter has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Max Porter Review Book Reviews An Ethereal Child Causes Earthly Problems In 'Lanny' May 13, 2019 Max Porter's propulsive, original new novel is set in a small, seemingly idyllic English village that quickly turns darker when the whimsical young son of a newly-arrived couple goes missing. NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews Moving, Inventive 'Thing With Feathers' Is A Guide To Grief June 2, 2016 Max Porter's darkly funny, fiercely emotional new novel centers on a family — a husband and two sons — devastated by the loss of their wife and mother. And then the crow appears.