Power Notes

Leadership by Analogy

Elizabeth Rollins Epperly

see discussion in latest issue of University Affairs 

Epperly recounts her experience of leadership as the president of the University of Prince Edward Island in this beautifully written creative memoir—a book that is both funny and  moving. 
This book will interest those contemplating power and authority in their own lives.

151 pages  •  6x9  •  paper
Available NOW!

ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-053-9

The W̱SÁNEĆ and their
Diamond Jenness on the Coast Salish of Vancouver Island, 1935

​Edited by Barnett Richling

Anthropologist Diamond Jenness undertook several months of fieldwork with the Coast Salish peoples of Vancouver Island in 1935. Barnett Richling has made this account available.

  • new annotation
  • original artwork
  • new maps 
  • a collection of myths and legends.

​203 pages  •  6x9  •  paper
ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-036-2
Available September 2016    ​

New Books



Employment Policy in Canada

Stephen McBride

Award-winning scholar Stephen McBride's research spans economics, policy, globalization, and labour.

This new book draws on the latest and most reliable data to evaluate a range of topics, including education and training, policy, the importation of labour, employment regulations and benets, and unions.

"Immensely readable" - Jim Stanford
Economist and Director, Centre for Future Work, Australia

252 pages •  6x9 • 27 charts • index • paper
Available September 2017

L.M. Montgomery's Complete Journals

The Ontario Years, 1922-1925

L.M. Montgomery’s final four years in Leaskdale, Ontario, were marked by a series of unpredictable, and often unmanageable, events. Her account of these events, twisting in unexpected directions, makes spellbinding reading.

All of Montgomery’s original photographs are reproduced
here, many of which have never been published before.
This edi

466 pages  •  6x9  •  250 black and white photographs • index • index of photographs • paper
Available June 2018

ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-022-5

Raising Kids in Canada Today

Gillian Ranson

What is it like to be a parent raising kids in Canada today? Sociologist and writer Gillian Ranson put that question to more than 80 parents across the country. The answers she got were often surprising.

Based on new research. Includes index.

179 pages  •  6x9  •  paper  • index
ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-055-3

May 2018

Canada's War
The Politics of the Mackenzie King
Government, 1939-1945

J.L. Granatstein, OC

Canada’s transformation during World War II is an amazing piece of history, still recounted best by award-winning writer and scholar, J.L. Granatstein.

First published over forty years ago, Canada’s War remains the only account of the domestic and world politics of World War II.  

Contains an entirely new introduction by the author, an updated reading list, contemporary portraits of key figures, as well as other vintage photography.

455 pages • 6 x 9  • Paper • 

ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-018-8

$24.95 (list)

February 2015


Elizabeth Epperly's new book, Power Notes​, featured in new edition of University Affairs


Welcome to Rock's Mills Press Editorial website.

This site previews upcoming titles in addition to providing further information on books already available for purchase from our main site.


Michael Mackenzie

​​Published in cooperation with the Shaw Festival, this edition, being produced at this season's Shaw Festival, includes a foreword by Artistic Director Tim Carroll and an essay by Resident Scholar Leonard Conolly.

92 pages  •  5.5 x 8.5  •  paper 
June 2018

The Canadian Receipt Book
Containing over 500 Valuable Receipts for the Farmer and the Housewife

Preface by Melissa McAffee

​This survival guide, compiled fifteen decades ago, is a fascinating glimpse into Canadian life before modern conveniences.  
Recipes for lemon pudding and rice “snow-balls” are found in one chapter; remedies for pig leprosy and a cow’s “mad staggers” in another.
Set to become a classic of early Canadian cooking and household .

​​203 pages  •  341 images • 6x9  •  paper

Available February 2018 

ISBN-13: 9781772441