Wondering about the top 20 best selling books at Four Eyed Frog Books in April? Well here they are!
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Tidelog 2018: Northern California by Tidelog A must-have handy reference book for beach and ocean lovers!
4. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership by James Comey Former FBI director Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from his two decades working in American government, and explores what makes an ethical, effective leader.
5. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders B Saunders spins the tale of love and loss wherein Willie Lincoln, the deceased young son of President Abraham Lincoln, finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, commiserate, quarrel, and where a struggle erupts in the spirit world over Willie’s soul.
6. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein B A classic of modern science fiction and widely considered his finest work, Heinlein’s tale of the rebellion of the former Lunar penal colony against the authority that controls it from Earth is also filled with politics, humanity and the firm belief in the pursuit of human freedom.
7. 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.
8. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff Author Wolff gives an explosive account of the stormy first nine months of the 45th President’s term.
9. My Antonia by Willa Cather B This classic novel tells the tale of several immigrant families who move to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America.
10. Broken Harbor by Tana French B Another installment in the Dublin Murder Squad series, French brings us the story of a damaged hero, an unspeakable crime and an intricately plotted mystery nestled in the examination of a couple whose lives were shattered by the global economic turndown.
11. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware Three women, best friends since boarding school, receive a mysterious text from the fourth member of their clique that exposes dark secrets from their shared pasts and may shatter their present lives with consequences from lies told years before. A twisty thriller!
12. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Marlon Bundo and Jill Twiss A sweet, funny picture book for all ages with a timely message of tolerance, friendship and celebrating who you are. Love truly can conquer all!
13. Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout A masterful collection of short stories set in the fictional town of Amgash, Illinois that all triangulate with Lucy Barton, who moved away and became a famous writer. Human connection and the realization we’re all in this life together shine in the words of the various characters in these 9 interconnected stories.
14. 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. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee A sweeping four-generation saga of a Korean family from the start of the 20th century, moving to pre and post-war Osaka and covering nearly 100 years. Their story is full of joy, heartbreak and the intimate details of a family’s sacrifice to make a better future for their children andgrandchildren.
16. Magic of the Sea Ranch by Rob Elder * An ambitious, well-illustrated, now classic book featuring magic-makers on our coast.
17. The Silk Roads: A History of the New World by Peter Frankopan A deeply researched history on the trade routes of silk, spices, slaves, disease, religion and ideas traveled in a vast region stretching from the Mediterranean’s eastern shores to the Himalayas.
18. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Traces the intertwined fates of a “perfect” family and the enigmatic mother and daughter that move into the neighborhood and upend their lives.
19. We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter Inspired by an incredible true story, a group of Jewish siblings struggles to navigate a path to safety in 1939 Poland at the start of World War II.
20. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Accessible retold tales weaving together ancient Norse mythology with a 21st century sensibility by one of fantasy’s best modern writers.
*Local Author B = Book Club