Barbara Wersba

Start Free Trial

Karen Harris

Download PDF PDF Page Citation Cite Share Link Share

Last Updated on June 7, 2022, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 74

[The Country of the Heart is an] extended cliché about an 18-year-old would-be poet who falls in love with a middle-aged successful woman poet…. The novel, which takes the form of a statement by the aspiring poet addressed to his now dead love, is written in the pretentious and overblown style common to daytime soaps.

Karen Harris, in a review of "The Country of the Heart," in School Library Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1, September, 1975, p. 128.

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access

Publishers Weekly