All library locations are closed Monday, Dec 24 and Tuesday, Dec 25 for the Christmas holiday.

Close to the broken hearted

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
In this riveting new novel from Michael Hiebert, a killer's release is the catalyst for shocking revelations in a small Southern town. . . At twenty-two, Sylvie Carson has known a lifetime's worth of trouble. When she was a child, her baby brother was shot to death by a man named Preacher Eli. Orphaned by her teens, Sylvie is now raising her own baby with no partner in sight. For all these reasons, Leah Teal, Alvin, Alabama's only detective, tries to stay patient when Sylvie calls the station day and night, always with some new false alarm. But now Preacher Eli is out of prison and moving back to town. As far as the law is concerned, the old man has paid his dues--though Leah's twelve-year-old son, Abe, vehemently disagrees. Between that and his relentless curiosity about the daddy he hardly knew, Abe's imagination is running in all directions lately. While Leah struggles with how much of the past to reveal to Abe, she's also concerned about Sylvie's mounting panic. Something in her gut tells her the girl might be a target after all. For as Leah knows well, there's danger not just in the secrets others keep from us, but in the lies that corrupt from within. It's a hunch that will be tested soon enough, as tensions mount on both sides. Evoking the South with depth and grace, Michael Hiebert's poignant, gripping novel captures the strength wrought by heartache and lost innocence--and the transformative power of forgiveness, whenever it comes. . . Praise for Michael Hiebert's Dream with Little Angels "Hiebert's first novel courts comparison to the classic To Kill a Mockingbird , but the book manages to soar as a moving achievement in its own right. In Hiebert's hands, psychological insight and restrained lyricism combine to create a coming-of-age tale as devastating as it is indelible." -- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "This book captured me from page one. It's honest, it's raw and it's one of the best books I've read in a long, long while." --Lisa Jackson "There's something mesmerizing about Hiebert's storytelling voice." -- The New York Times Book Review "Readers who enjoy literary fiction depicting small-town life in the tradition of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird may want to try Hiebert's debut." -- Library Journal
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID cc20b4c6-ea16-9a3d-e6d7-be9501aac188
Grouping Title close to the broken hearted
Grouping Author hiebert michael
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-17 22:54:26PM
Last Indexed 2018-12-17 23:58:03PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Heyborne, Kirby,
author Hiebert, Michael,
author2-role Blackstone Audio, Inc,publisher., Heyborne, Kirby,narrator.
author_display Hiebert, Michael
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
collection_catalog Audiobook, Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Audiobook, Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Audiobook
display_description When Preacher Eli, the man who killed her brother, is released from prison and moves back to Alvin, Alabama, 22-year-old single mother Sylvie Carson succumbs to mounting panic, while Detective Leah Teal, trying to keep Sylvie calm, discovers that the girl is in real danger.
format_catalog Book, CD audio book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id cc20b4c6-ea16-9a3d-e6d7-be9501aac188
isbn 9780758294265, 9780758294272, 9781482994445, 9781482994469, 9781482994490
item_details ils:CARL0000440387|35192046092361|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hiebert|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000440387|35192046092395|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hiebert|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000440387|35192046092403|Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hiebert|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, ils:CARL0000440387|35192046092429|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hiebert|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000440867|35192046193110|Southeast - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Hiebert|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000440867|35192049798220|Goodlettsville - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Hiebert|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, overdrive:8c36dc8e-4ca7-4f36-a6b3-056cb47e4734|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:bd4932f8-b2fb-4df9-ad4f-38d086fff3a7|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book
last_indexed 2018-12-18T05:58:03.915Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Hiebert, Fiction Hiebert
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
primary_isbn 9780758294265
publishDate 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000440387|Book|Books||English|Kensington Books,|[2014]|viii, 312 pages ; 21 cm., ils:CARL0000440867|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc.,|[2014]|9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:8c36dc8e-4ca7-4f36-a6b3-056cb47e4734|eBook|eBook||English|Kensington|2014|, overdrive:bd4932f8-b2fb-4df9-ad4f-38d086fff3a7|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:bd4932f8-b2fb-4df9-ad4f-38d086fff3a7 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000440387 35192046092361 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000440387 35192046092429 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000440387 35192046092403 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000440387 35192046092395 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:8c36dc8e-4ca7-4f36-a6b3-056cb47e4734 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000440867 35192049798220 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000440867 35192046193110 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Dream with little angels
series_with_volume Dream with little angels|2
subject_facet Alabama -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Ex-convicts -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Single mothers -- Alabama -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, Canadian, Women detectives -- Alabama -- Fiction, Women detectives -- Fiction
title_display Close to the broken hearted
title_full Close to the Broken Hearted, Close to the Broken Hearted Abe Teal Series, Book 2, Close to the broken hearted / Michael Hiebert, Close to the broken hearted [sound recording] / by Michael Hiebert
title_short Close to the broken hearted
topic_facet Audiobooks, Ex-convicts, Family secrets, Fiction, Literature, Mystery, Single mothers, Suspense fiction, Canadian, Women detectives