The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

August 24, 2010|
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

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**Winner of The Saroyan International Prize for Writing, the John Burroughs Medal, and the National Outdoor Book Award in Natural History Literature

“Brilliant.” —The New York Review of Books**
“Exquisite.” —The Huffington Post
“Magical.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Tova Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her 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 understanding of her own place in the world.

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

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 can illuminate our own human existence, while providing an appreciation of what it means to be fully alive**.**

Title:The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:August 24, 2010
Publisher:Algonquin Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781616200244

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