2021 Best Selling Books at the Frog

Four Eyed Frog Books Top 20 Bestsellers for 2021

  1. Place at the Sea Ranch by Donlyn Lyndon*
    A beautiful book created to expand upon The Sea Ranch Trails Map, following the Architecture & Landscape Markers you’ll find along the trails that tell the Sea Ranch Story.
  2. Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year by Jeanne Jackson* & Craig Tooley*
    Far & away the Frog’s all-time best-selling book. Colorful flora & fauna arranged by season, Fun Facts for all ages. Makes a great gift! Nearly 2,400 copies sold at the Frog.
  3. 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. Now only $10!
  4. City Mouse, Country Mouse by Maggie Rudy
    Rudy creates magical mice and photographs her creations to illustrate her books. Bring your camera to shoot the terrific diorama Rudy designed for this book.
  5. Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast by Christian Schwarz & Noah Siegel
    A comprehensive, user-friendly field guide for identifying the many mushrooms of the northern California coast, from Monterey County to the Oregon border.
  6. Living at The Sea Ranch by Mary Alinder*, Andrea Lunsford* & Chris Kreyling*
    A must-have book for all who love, live, or aspire to live on The Sea Ranch. An introduction to things to see & do and a comprehensive list of services available to residents.
  7. All That the Rain Promises and More by David Arora*
    Looking for mushrooms?  It is the season, the mushrooms are out there! This pocket-sized book, by local author David Arora, is the only reference book you’ll need.
  8. The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman
    A collection of poetry including “The Hill We Climb,” the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden.
  9. Sootypaws: A Cinderella Story by Maggie Rudy
    “There once was a mouse, and her life was no fun.” So begins the Cinderella tale of a mouse who wishes that someone would love her. Another great diorama story from Rudy.
  10. Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerBC
    A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad
  11. Field Guide to North American Mushrooms by Gary Lincoff 
    The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms--a must-have for any enthusiast. The go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
  12. Tidelog 2021 – Northern California Edition from Pacific Publishers
    The annual must-have for those who want to keep track of tides, planets, and moon phases. Includes Monterey, San Francisco, and points north to Oregon. 2022 now available.
  13. When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McClain
    An SFPD detective returns home to Mendocino County to recuperate and is pulled into the case of a missing girl that reminds her of the case of a missing friend from her childhood.
  14. Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage by Anne Lamott
    From her own experiences, Lamott shares the intimate and human ways we can adopt to move through life’s dark places toward the light of hope that still burns ahead for all of us.
  15. The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
    This powerful novel explores the fight against Native dispossession with themes of love & death, lightness & gravity; and the elegant prose and depth of feeling of a master craftsman.
  16. Sea Ranch: Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place and Community on the Northern California Coast by Donlyn Lyndon* and Jim Alinder*
    This classic, one-of-a-kind monograph is the revised and updated version with more than 300 photographs. It’s informative and simply beautiful.
  17. The Sea Ranch by Susan Clark*
    Sea Rancher Susan Clark, a passionate historian, shares the fruits of her work in this fact and photo filled history of The Sea Ranch. One of the Frog’s all-time bestsellers.
  18. Pacific Coast Tree Finder by Tom Watts
    The classic key to identifying native trees of the Pacific Coast. Identifies native trees, and some widely introduced or naturalized species from British Columbia to Baja California.
  19. Circe by Madeline Miller
    In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is nothing like her parents. Befriending mortals, she finds she has her own power.
  20. Almost Everything by Anne Lamott
    “All truth really is paradox, and that turns out to be a reason for hope. If you arrive at a place that is miserable, it will change.” — Anne Lamott. And that’s what this book is about.