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This book about growing up in Fort Vermilion, Alberta by well-known humorist Ian Ferguson (brother of author Will Ferguson) was a funny/tragic read as he describes his dysfunctional family and oddball community. I read it while researching my own novel Wildwood, to be published in February 2018, about a single mother who inherits an abandoned farm in northern Alberta. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/wildwood

Village of the Small Houses: a Memoir of Sorts, by Ian Ferguson.

Sunset near Fort Vermilion, Alberta. The Peace River country is the setting for my new novel, Wildwood. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/wildwood

Sunset near Fort Vermilion, Alberta. The Peace River country is the setting for my new novel, Wildwood. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/wildwood

In my novel Wildwood, to be published in February 2018, a single mother inherits an abandoned farm on the edge of the forest with a creek running through the property. I took this photo of a creek in northern Alberta during my research trip to the Peace River area. To read more about me, visit www.elinorflorence.com.

In my novel Wildwood, to be published in February 2018, a single mother inherits an abandoned farm on the edge of the forest with a creek running through the property. I took this photo of a creek in northern Alberta during my research trip to the Peace River area. To read more about me, visit www.elinorflorence.com.

Top Ten Read Alouds for Back to School. This is a collection of book titles for classroom teachers to read on the first day of school or the first week of school. The list is perfect for 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade as well as families to read at home. Check out the detailed post at the Upper Elementary Collaborative Blog.

Top Ten Read Alouds for Back to School

Fantastic list of books for back to school! A nice combination of school themed books and books to supplement topics covered in class!

In my novel Wildwood, my heroine inherits a foursquare farmhouse, also called a prairie box, in northern Alberta. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/wildwood

In my novel Wildwood, my heroine inherits a foursquare farmhouse, also called a prairie box, in northern Alberta. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/wildwood

In my novel Wildwood, to be published in February 2018, a single mother inherits an old foursquare farmhouse, originally ordered from Eaton's catalogue, like the one pictured on the cover of this book. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/wildwood

In my novel Wildwood, to be published in February 2018, a single mother inherits an old foursquare farmhouse, originally ordered from Eaton's catalogue, like the one pictured on the cover of this book. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/wildwood

The old Royal North West Mounted Police Commander's house was built in the Town of Peace River, Alberta back in 1916, a great example of the foursquare style that was so popular then. In my novel Wildwood, to be published in February 2018, a single mother inherits an abandoned farm in the Peace River area, complete with foursquare farmhouse. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/wildwood.

The old Royal North West Mounted Police Commander's house was built in the Town of Peace River, Alberta back in 1916, a great example of the foursquare style that was so popular then. In my novel Wildwood, to be published in February 2018, a single mother inherits an abandoned farm in the Peace River area, complete with foursquare farmhouse. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/wildwood.

I'm no expert when it comes to hunting or fishing or guiding -- but that doesn't mean the descriptions of these activities aren't very interesting. And I DO know about the local geography described here, since I live in this beautiful and rugged part of the world. I read this memoir while researching my own novel, Wildwood, to be published in February 2018. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/wildwood

I'm no expert when it comes to hunting or fishing or guiding -- but that doesn't mean the descriptions of these activities aren't very interesting. And I DO know about the local geography described here, since I live in this beautiful and rugged part of the world. I read this memoir while researching my own novel, Wildwood, to be published in February 2018. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/wildwood

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