It Can't Happen Here

Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel of populism, politics, and power in America will make you believe in time-travel.  This 2016 edition features a lively preface by historian Robert Bothwell, who draws some fascinating parallels between the political atmosphere of 1935 and that of 2016.

“Lewis’ [character] Windrip is a version of a rising demagogue of that time [Huey Long] ... Three-quarters of a century ago, Lewis argued that fascism and totalitarianism could happen here. Could it?"                
Chicago Tribune, March 2016

303 pages  • 5.5 X 8.5  • paper
May 2015

Power Notes

Leadership by Analogy

Elizabeth Rollins Epperly

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

Emily of New Moon

Annotated edition

New annotated gives historical and literary context to this fascinating novels of a young artist growing up on a tradition-bound Prince Edward Island farm.

Original new notes, preface, and photography

265 pages • 8.5 x 5.5  • Paper • 

February 2017

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

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.



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    ​

L.M. Montgomery's Complete Journals
The Ontario Years, 1918-1921

Jen Rubio, Mary Henley Rubio, and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston 

The first publication of Montgomery's journals in 1987 was a selected edition, with much material (including pictures) removed. Here is the complete text of her journals, including the end of World War I, the influenza pandemic, the death of her close friend and her husband's mental illness.


With an introduction by Elizabeth Epperly.

395 pages  •  6x9  •  paper

Available May 2017 

ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-066-9  

New Books

Shakespeare Made in Canada

Preface by Judith Thompson

In the age of power politics, Donald Trump, and ethical depravity, Macbeth remains one of the most compelling narratives of the dangers of overwhelming political ambition in the English language.

I194 pages  •  6x9  •  paper  • 9 b/w photographs  • preface by Judith Thompson • introduction by Daniel Fischlin • includes original plot and character synopses
list: $14.95
ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-026-3
publication: May 2016

L.M. Montgomery's Complete Journals

The Ontario Years, 1926-1929

L.M. Montgomery's relocation in 1926 to Norval, Ontario—a village of striking natural beauty located on the Credit River—furnished her life with a bright new texture.

As social history of a rapidly
changing post-war Canada,
this new edition is unparalled.

350 pages  •  6x9  •  paper
Available May 2017