Books by Brian Keenan

Brian Keenan was born in Belfast in 1950.


FOUR QUARTERS OF LIGHT by Brian Keenan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Keenan's self-deprecating humor and eagerness to learn set this apart from many travelogues."
Where does an Irishman go after reading The Call of the Wild? To the Arctic Circle, of course. Read full book review >
AN EVIL CRADLING by Brian Keenan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Harrowing; exalting; unforgettable."
A hostage memoir unlike any other—because from the nearly unimaginable degradations that Keenan, a working-class Irishman, suffered for four and a half years at the hands of Muslim extremists, he's woven not only a compelling tale of endurance but an indelible testament to, as he puts it, ``the richness, perhaps even enchantment, of humanity.'' In 1986, Keenan, then 36 and teaching in Beirut, was snatched by Shi'ite gunmen—an act he describes in the kind of penetrative detail that distinguishes his narrative: ``I noticed two of [the gunmen] breathing very fast. Read full book review >