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My Lost Brothers: The Untold Story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's Lone Survivor By Brendan McDonough, Stephan Talty (With) Cover Image
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When the Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico By Michael Deibert Cover Image
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Mother Nature Is Not Trying to Kill You: A Wildlife & Bushcraft Survival Guide (Wilderness Survival Skills, Wildlife Encounters, Natural Disasters) By Rob Nelson, Haley Chamberlain Nelson Cover Image
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Tornado Hunter: Getting Inside the Most Violent Storms on Earth By Tim Samaras, Stefan Bechtel, Greg Forbes (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Bold Forecast: The Hurricane Agnes Deluge By Gary R. Letcher, Greg Forbes (Foreword by), Bea Reis Custodio (Cover Design by) Cover Image
By Gary R. Letcher, Greg Forbes (Foreword by), Bea Reis Custodio (Cover Design by)
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Dark Days at Noon: The Future of Fire By Edward Struzik Cover Image
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The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake (Disaster) By Larry E. Morris, Lee Whittlesey (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras By Brantley Hargrove Cover Image
Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place By Amy Irvine, Pam Houston Cover Image
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The 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes in Indiana (Disaster) By Janis Thornton Cover Image
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River of Fire: Conflict and Survival on the Seal River By Hap Wilson Cover Image
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Into the Inferno: A Photographer's Journey Through California's Megafires and Fallout By Stuart Palley 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.