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Living with Mr. Fahrenheit: A First Responder Family's Fight for a Future After a Mental Health Crisis By Lisa Beecher Cover Image
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Throwing Stones in a Glass House: A career battling avalanches in Little Cottonwood Canyon By Liam Fitzgerald Cover Image
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9: 11 A Time to Always Remember By Jim Serger Cover Image
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The Last Lookout on Dunn Peak: Fire Spotting in Idaho's St. Joe National Forest By Nancy Sule Hammond Cover Image
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Wild Rescues: A Paramedic's Extreme Adventures in Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton By Kevin Grange Cover Image
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Five Floors Up: The Heroic Family Story of Four Generations in the FDNY By Brian McDonald Cover Image
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Both Sides of the Fire Line: Memoir of a Transgender Firefighter By Bobbie Scopa Cover Image
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Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire By Lizzie Johnson Cover Image
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The Bravest: A Fireman's Tale By Bradley Lilly Cover Image
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Flame and Fortune: How the Fire Service (almost) Killed Me By Rick Bucher Cover Image
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Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California's Wildfires By Jaime Lowe Cover Image
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The Rescuer: One Firefighter's Story of Courage, Darkness, and the Relentless Love That Saved Him By Jason Sautel, D. R. Jacobsen (With) Cover Image
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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.