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. 

Nanette L. Avery

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

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


​​​​​A Curious Host

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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.​

...​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.” 



"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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