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VILLAGE OF THE SMALL HOUSES
A Memoir of Sorts
Douglas & McIntyre (2003)
2004 Leacock Medal for Humour
2003 Globe & Mail Top 100 Books of the Year: Memoir

HOW TO BE A CANADIAN
Written by Ian Ferguson & Will Ferguson
Douglas & McIntyre (2001)
2002 CBA Libris Non-Fiction Book of the Year
2002 Leacock Medal for Humour shortlist
2002 Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award - top five best works published in BC
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Globe & Mail Non-Fiction Bestseller Lists: Top Ten

PENGUIN ANTHOLOGY OF CANADIAN HUMOUR
Selected by Will Ferguson
Ian Ferguson, Contributing Author
Viking Canada (2006)

ME FUNNY
Anthology of Aboriginal Humour
Edited by Drew Hayden Taylor
Ian Ferguson, contributing writer
Douglas & MacIntyre (2005)

SECOND CHAPTER: THE CANADIAN WRITERS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT
Ian Ferguson, featured author, contributing essayist
Edited and photographed by Don Denton
The Banff Centre Press (2004)

Praise for HOW TO BE A CANADIAN


“How to Be a Canadian is an antidote to our grim times - This book is, in fact, a reminder of what Canadians do best: make ourselves (and others) laugh. Bring on some more Ferguson brothers.”
-Joseph Kertes, The Globe and Mail (Oct. 6, 2001)

“It was a treat to nestle down for a giggle with How to be a Canadian. It made me glad that I already am one.”
-Pat Donnelly, The Montreal Gazette (Dec. 15, 2001)

“Funny. You want funny, Canadian funny? We’re talking about the Brothers Ferguson - cleverly organized, How to be a Canadian rolls through a veritable Vegreville smorgasboard of national touchstones.”
-Alan Kellogg, The Edmonton Journal (Oct. 14, 2001)

“A decidedly broad notion of humour is required to enjoy the brothers’ efforts, but there are an awful lot of one-liners that will come in handy.”
-The Toronto Star (Sept. 30, 2001)

“Authors Will and Ian Ferguson pry a laugh out of nearly every aspect of Canadian life - they have written one of the funniest books to cross my desk.”
-May Brown, Victoria Times-Colonist (Oct. 21, 2001)

Available in trade paperback

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PRAISE FOR VILLAGE

Ferguson’s memoir is an engaging romp, full of delightful, offbeat embellishments. Village of the Small Houses does what literature is supposed to do. It gives us characters we haven’t seen much of before and places we’ve never heard of and brings them both joyfully to life.”
-Joel Yanofsky, The National Post (Nov. 29, 2003)

“The story is as much an affirmation of the sustaining power of imagination - as applied to storytelling and play and community interaction - as it is an indictment of the dispiriting outrage that is racism or poverty or conformity. The laughs, what’s more, are never far removed from sadness, pathos and social or domestic dysfunction.”
-Charles Wilkins, The Globe and Mail (Nov. 15, 2003)

“Words of a born storyteller, a gift Ferguson apparently inherited from the old man - Ferguson writes lightly but movingly. He’s a deft hand with pacing and the dialogue rings true.”
-Andrew Vowles, The Hamilton Spectator (Dec. 20, 2003)

“Much of the charm of Village of the Small Houses is Ferguson’s cheeky honesty combined with his awareness of life’s gifts. He has made his scrappy childhood resonate with wit and eloquence, making this the best portrayal of a family and a community to appear in many years.”
-Aretha van Herk, Alberta Views (May/June issue 2004)

“Humour is a survival skill, and Ferguson has developed it to the point of art. You’ll laugh so hard while reading this book that you will temporarily be distracted from the bleakness between the lines.”
-Margaret Gunning, The Edmonton Journal (Nov. 30, 2003)

“The tension between Ferguson’s status as a sort of honorary Indian and his privileges as a white person provide the most powerful thread running through the book, one that is wound so painfully tight that it reverberates long after the covers are closed. It is this above all that makes Village of the Small Houses unforgettable.”
-Lee Shedden, Calgary Herald (Nov. 22, 2003)


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