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

A Readers' Favorite 5 Star Award Book!

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. 

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

Nanette L. Avery Nashville author who transcends many genres



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

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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.​