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.

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

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