"...Heart Land wears the triple crown of literary genius: it is profound, beautiful and arresting from the first page..." -Writerface.com, the online social network for writers & literary agents. Book Description. Heart Land is a fictional memoir of a boy growing up in rural Ohio between 1930 and 1940, a time of social and historic importance that still resonates in American political life today. With a beautiful style that is arresting from the first page, Miller draws a humorous and sometimes poignant tone. At heart, the story is brilliantly driven by distant memories, evoked from photographs found in an album when the family at the center of the book gathers for the mother's funeral during the height of the Vietnam War. Heart Land is destined to be a true classic of American literature.