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The Civil War is the centerpiece of Nanette L. Avery’s engaging historical novel, Out of the Rabbit Hutch. While the war itself is realized in flashback, it’s bracketed by the impending cloud dominating years before and an intertwined narrative of the broken lives that it leaves afterword.
The author impressively juggles a range of plots […]
Not knowing what to do with abandoned, orphaned or neglected children during the Industrial Revolution, America’s good hearts bundled the young boys and girls onto “orphan trains” headed west and into the arms of pioneers who raised them as needed extra hands down on the farm.
Nanette L. Avery breathes life into this […]
Nanette L. Avery’s A Curious Host is a wise and penetrating novel about intertwining lives in a small town.
Strangely at first, the figure tying the story’s multiple strands together is that of a runaway yellow dog scrounging for scraps and buried treasure through the streets, back alleys and open spaces of what […]