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

Nanette L. Avery  lives outside Nashville in the beautiful state of Tennessee.  Novelist and short story writer, best known for her historical fiction, Orphan in America. Her nickname Nan is a palindrome and a favorite pastime is watching foreign films with a glass of red wine. #amwriting

Orphan in America​

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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. 

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"Impressive attention is given to period details... Out of the Rabbit Hutch is a postwar historical novel that features haunting depictions of lives altered by violence."
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5 Star Award Book!

Nanette L. Avery Nashville author who transcends many genres

a carefully formed backdrop of a hugely transformational period of American history... 

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

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