Atticus Books

Atticus Books is a fiery multimedia press based in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

We specialize in genre-busting literary fiction—i.e., titles that fall between the cracks of genre fiction and compelling narratives that feature memorable main characters. We publish books and regularly post original short stories, poems, literary essays and creative non-fiction on our website.

Our purpose on earth is to help lead independent publishing into a new era of book and content creation (not merely print production and extinction). Moreover, we intend to follow in the spirit and tradition of offbeat literary dynamos such as City Lights, New Directions, Grove, and Black Sparrow Press.

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ISBN: 9780984510504
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Published: Atticus Books - October 1st, 2010

Set in Philly, an adjunct college professor is the focus of this remarkable novel. If A Confederacy of Dunces met Solzhenitsyn, you'd have this novel. Excellent writing matched with pitch perfect social commentary make Kudera's novel a great look at our lives in a post 9/11 world. Superb work, witty and funny.

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ISBN: 9780984510511
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Published: Atticus Books - November 30th, 2010

A knockout debut novel, Zeppetello's book takes a long look at what it means to live, truly live as a human. Sharp dialogue, great storytelling make for a novel that explores the difficult decisions we all face and the consequences of our choices. You'll be thinking about this book long after you've finished it.

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ISBN: 9780984510528
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Published: Atticus Books - December 28th, 2010

A modern Don Quixote dreaming of escaping small town America is the core of Devallance's collection. Here is a great set of stories for the dreamer, the adventurer, anyone that has dreamed of busting out. He can tackle modern alienation and wanderlust in the same story with equal aplomb. Want a wonderful discovery? Try this book.

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ISBN: 9780984510580
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Published: Atticus Books - April 4th, 2011

A phenomenal allegory of the dangers of a too-industrialized life. This book will make you realize what you've been missing and what's in store for us if we don't pay attention. Beautifully told, think Thoreau meets Murakami and you'll get the idea of the book. Brilliant work.

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ISBN: 9780984510566
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Published: Atticus Books - April 15th, 2011

Another stellar debut published by Atticus Books. Here a modern messiah escapes a motel shootout to rip through the badlands in a profound look at modern America. There are great truths to this book, something that lends itself to multiple readings and deep enjoyment.

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ISBN: 9780984510559
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Published: Atticus Books - June 15th, 2011

Stunning, stunning prose. You read it and wonder where Tohline has been hiding all this time. There is great mystery to this book, a page turner in the true sense of the term, but with all the aims and punches of great art. Memorizing, this is an absolute wonder of a book.

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ISBN: 9780984510573
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Published: Atticus Books - June 30th, 2011

Stuck on a train together from Baltimore to Chicago, Goodman interweaves his characters' lives together in this novel told in stories. Whether they are dealing with heartbreak or running from something, each character is a gem, cut sharp and right. You'll get sucked right into the ride with them. A wonderful novel.

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ISBN: 9780984510597
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Published: Beverly Sahin - July 30th, 2011

Certainly an ode to
Moby-Dick and yet
something unique and funny and poignant in its own right,
Minichillo's novel is a glorious look at our relationship to nature,
our obsessions and our failures. Whether he takes on consumer
culture or Native rights, Minichillo never fails. One of the best
books of the year.

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ISBN: 9780983208068
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Published: Atticus Books - February 29th, 2012

The stories in this collection do everything to prove that modern American short fiction is anything but an academic exercise. Here is vital, alive fiction with as much daring and possibility as you'd hope for from a writer. A diverse, fascinating collection it always strikes the heart.

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ISBN: 9780983208075
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Published: Atticus Books - April 17th, 2012

Set in 1920s and 1930s Germany, Fauth's novel looks at the costs artists pursue to achieve their vision. He questions our ideas of identity, family and history to took at a country in transition, the horrors to come and today's world. Deft socio-political commentary in this post 9-11 world. Brilliant, brilliant work.

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ISBN: 9780983208099
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Published: Atticus Books - September 25th, 2012

Sequel to the superb Nazareth, North Dakatoa, Zurhellen once again proves what a force he is in modern fiction. He tackles some of our great myths with a sharp satirical eye, great prose and wonderful characters. To be read more than once.

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ISBN: 9780983208082
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Published: Atticus Books - August 28th, 2012

Gillis' collection looks at the unexpected events that besiege us all. With surreal twists of the heart, Gillis strikes a chord in each of the stories, leaving the reader with memorable characters, striking prose and thought provoking writing. Fine, fine work.

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ISBN: 9780984040506
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Published: Atticus Books - October 30th, 2012

Sent to live with an eccentric aunt on the top of Pike's Peak, Tommy Twice's life and road odyssey across America unfolds as a sharp exploration of modern American identity, the nature of family and the discovery of self. Think Siddhartha meets Borges. Superb, engrossing work.



Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.


New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.