2017 Best Selling Books at Four Eyed Frog

Wondering about the top 20 best selling books at Four Eyed Frog Books? Well here they are!

  1. Shaping the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast  by Thomas E. Cochrane - A detailed yet approachable overview of how and why the Sonoma-Mendocino region’s coastline, with all its fascinating oddities, appears as it does today.
  2. Qh awala li: “water running down place”  by Annette White-Parks - Comprehensive, readable and certainly the most interesting and thorough history of our coast. A thoughtful souvenir—for you or for a special friend.
  3. Guide Dog for the Coastally Curious by Steve Oliff - This beautifully hand-illustrated booklet introduces you to two quirky escorts who take you on an educational adventure of the amazing Mendocino Coast.
  4. Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year by Jeanne Jackson & Craig Tooley - Far and away the Frog’s all-time bestselling book. Colorful flora and fauna arranged by season, with fun facts for all ages. A must-have gift for anyone who loves our coast.
  5. Tidelog 2017: Northern California  - Tidelog - A must-have handy reference book for beach and ocean lovers!
  6. Hall of Femmes: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon; I Broke All the Rules by Barbara Stauffacher Solomon  - If you missed the sold-out panel event on The Sea Ranch in October with influential landscape architect, artist and graphic designer, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, then don’t miss reading about her illustrious career and life in her biography!
  7. All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms by David Arora - A practical how-to-identify nature guide with full color photos to help even beginning mycologists bring home the best mushrooms they can forage.
  8. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben - In this international bestseller, forester Wohlleben draws on scientific discoveries to describe how trees in forests are social beings, in a spirited exploration that will make a walk in the woods seem almost magical.
  9. Wildflowers of California’s North Coast Range by Reny Parker - Gorgeous photos of wildflowers, organized by color, make this a popular and welcome companion on coastal nature walks.
  10. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - Doerr’s gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. He illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.
  11. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - Ove is a curmudgeon. But behind his cranky exterior there’s a story, a sadness and ultimately, a comical and heartwarming tale of unexpected friendship.
  12. The Magic of The Sea Ranch by Rob Elder - An ambitious, well-illustrated, now classic book featuring magic-makers on our coast. A great companion to his second book, Locals.
  13. The Sea Ranch by Susan Clark  - An informative history of The Sea Ranch by local author, Susan Clark, this book is packed full of photos and stories of the people who shaped the Sea Ranch that we know today.
  14. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware - When a travel writer is given the assignment of a lifetime – a week-long luxury cruise – she has no idea that she’ll be a witness to a mysterious crime. A tense locked-room mystery in the vein of Agatha Christie.
  15. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly - A debut novel inspired by a true story reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom and second chances.
  16. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George - Filled with warmth and adventure, this international bestseller is a love letter to books; great for all who believe in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.
  17. Wildflowers of the Sea Ranch by Elaine Mahaffey - A wonderful reference book of The Sea Ranch-specific flora – a longtime favorite of locals and visitors.
  18. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson - With his usual wry humor and accessible science, Tyson takes you on a fascinating journey of a wide variety of astronomical topics distilled into short, insightful chapters.
  19. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance - Shares the story of the author’s family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author – a Yale Law School graduate – while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.
  20. Tractors, Trains & Shipwrecks: Yesteryear Recollections of Sonoma County by Donald R. Richardson - The fascinating biographical story of Donald Richards, rancher, businessman and pioneering environmentalist, whose family settled the area of Stewarts Point, is full of handwritten original notes, letters and historical family photos that show an era on the coast that make this a truly unique keepsake.