Pearl S. Buck

Pearl Snydenstricker Bucks was born in west virginia and taken to China as an infant before the turn of the century.  The daughter of Presbyterian missionaries, she lived with her family in a town in the interior rather than the traditional missionary compound.  Buck grew up speaking Chinese as well as English and received most of her education from her mother.  She received an M.A. from Cornell and taught English literature in several Chinese universities before she was forced to leave the country in 1932 because of the revolution. 

She wrote 85 books and is the most widely translated American author to this day.   She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the William Dean Howells Award, and the Nobel Prize for Literature.  She died in 1973.

The Good Earth By Pearl S. Buck Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743272933
Published: Washington Square Press - September 15th, 2004

Christmas Day in the Morning: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids By Pearl S. Buck, Mark Buehner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Pearl S. Buck, Mark Buehner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780688162672
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Published: HarperCollins - October 1st, 2002

The Big Wave By Pearl S. Buck Cover Image
ISBN: 9780064401715
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Published: HarperCollins - April 18th, 1986


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.