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"A satisfying and unexpectedly soulful pioneer tale." -Kirkus Reviews, Nov.2017

Nanette L. Avery

​"Avery paints an impressive picture of the natural world with atmospheric descriptions… A macabre collection of short stories that meanders into sci-fi territory…"-Kirkus Reviews, Aug. 2018 

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​“Highly recommended not just for fans of historical novels, but also for any reader who enjoys a skillfully executed tale…” -BlueInk starred review 2017

​​​“… Mrs. Avery vividly describes places and events; I can almost see and feel the sights in the story…” Richard Griffin, Library Director of Washington County Library System, Dec. 2016

A "2015 Reviewers' Choice" selection by Foreword Reviews

​"A major literary effort, Orphan in America is a deftly constructed novel of impressive complexity.." Midwest Book Review, Nov. 2015

"... an immersive read... well recommended."  Historical Novel Society

IndieReader -Top-Rated Review 
" Orphan in America succeeds because of its realistic setting and winning characters."

​Listed in "The Best Indie Books of 2014" for Kirkus Reviews

A Kirkus Indie Book of the Month: December 2014

Featured in the December 2014 Books of the Month by The Association of Independent 


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​​​​“Nanette L. Avery pays impressive tribute to the Southern Gothic in

A Curious Host…” Foreword-Clarion Reviews, Sept. 2016

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Readers favorite 5 star Review

 “… the best read-aloud stories are those where the child can supply the pictures through imagination. This little collection of stories is perfect for that…”

Literature for Kids, Nov. 2017

"A Curious Host is a moody mystery worth a read on a rainy day.”  

IndieReader, Jan. 2017

​“One of those all-too-rare novels that will linger in the mind and memory of the reader long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf …”  - Midwest Book Review, April 2017