...​this collection hangs on a common theme of mystery and intrigue, with strong female narration and a writing style which felt like the old classics of horror, for example Lovecraft or Poe.” 

Nanette L. Avery is the recipient of “The Jessica Cosgrave Lifetime Achievement Award”. Her historical fiction Orphan in America earned distinction as one of Kirkus Reviews “Best Indie Books” and named a “Reviewers’ Choice Indie Book” by Foreword Reviews.

” …a wise and penetrating novel about intertwining lives in a small town.” Blueink Review "​


"This is storytelling at its best ..." Foreword Clarion Reviews - 5 out of 5 stars



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Nanette L. Avery transports readers back to pre-internet America, to a plain town where time marches on but fate cannot be escaped.​

​​"A beautifully written, effortlessly measured historical fiction."  Kirkus ​Reviews 

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Orphan in America is a compelling fiction that reveals a dark and unfamiliar episode of America's past, the Orphan Train.