Books by John Keahey

Released: July 15, 2014

"Keahey fully understands the art of taking the road less traveled—a solid addition to his body of work."
Veteran journalist and author Keahey (Seeking Sicily: A Cultural Journey Through Myth and Reality in the Heart of the Mediterranean, 2011, etc.) chronicles his sojourns to lightly visited areas of Tuscany. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"With extensive details and a fond admiration of its people, Keahey effectively articulates why the people of this charming island 'are Sicilians before they are Italians, and why no amount of time under the control of Rome will ever change that.'"
Veteran newspaperman Keahey continues his exploration of Italian civilization with an appreciation of the rich, vibrant surroundings of Italy's largest autonomous island. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Yet, as Keahey notes, 'humans, in the end, will have nothing to say in the matter.' Nature will have its way: Venice is going down. There is still time to see it. Bring your boots."
"Venice is sinking" is no Chicken Little squawk, and journalist Keahey (A Sweet and Glorious Land, 2000) explains why and what is being done (or not being done) to counter the trend, in this cogent and fluent piece of urban history. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2000

"Lucky us to have Keahey as narrator to the region. He can keep Gissing. (photos, not seen)"
A crisp travelogue from Salt Lake Tribune reporter Keahey, laced with appealing historical references, that follows the itinerary of a century-old trip made by novelist George Gissing through southern Italy. Read full book review >