Books In the Heart of the Country A Novel by J.M. Coetzee Paperback, 138 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $14 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleIn the Heart of the CountrySubtitleA NovelAuthorJ.M. Coetzee Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A young woman living on a remote South African farm describes her loneliness and bitter anger Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by J.M. Coetzee Waiting for the Barbarians Summertime The Childhood of Jesus Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about In the Heart of the Country iStockphoto Review Three Books... Beyond Banned: Books That Survived The Censors March 30, 2011 In the 1970s, writer Elena Gorokhova sat in her apartment in St. Petersburg — then Leningrad — writing books she knew wouldn't make it past the censors. She recommends three revolutionary reads affirming that the human voice endures, even under the most suffocating circumstances.