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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating - Elisabeth Tova Bailey
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
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In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris -a common woodland snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has... show more
In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris -a common woodland snail.

While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. As a result, she discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings and comes to a greater under standing of her own confined place in the world.

Intrigued by the snail-s molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making, hydraulic locomotion, and mysterious courtship activities, Bailey becomes an astute and amused observer, providing a candid and engaging look into the curious life of this underappreciated small animal.-

Told with wit and grace, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is a remarkable journey of survival and resilience, showing us how a small part of the natural world illuminates our own human existence and provides an appreciation of what it means to be fully alive.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00408A828
Publisher: Green Books
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
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The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
5.0 The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Call me weird, but I have a fascination with snails. They are really cool, in my opinion. So, I actually only bought it on my kindle because of the snail. But it is a lot more than a story about a snail. This memoir, written by Elisabeth Tova Bailey, tells how she went to Europe for a vacation and f...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
As astonishing as it may sound, reading about seriously ill woman finding companionship with a wild snail who lives next to her sick bed is an experience both profound and moving. It is a meditation on life with the microcosm of a gastropod's life serving as the symbol for the majesty, mystery, te...
maryellencg
maryellencg rated it
4.0 The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
This book is really making me want a pet snail.
cat's corner
cat's corner rated it
I never would have imagined a book chronicling a year in the life of a woodland snail would be so fascinating. This is a very "quiet," contemplative memoir, a fascinating study and I enjoyed every minute spent reading this book.
pam
pam rated it
3.0 The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
I was a bit disappointed with this book because I thought that I would be reading more about the author and her illness. Instead, this was a book about her experience with a snail. With the title of the book, I should not have been surprised.
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