The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

Category: Book
By (author): Bailey, Elisabeth Tova
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Healing / General
  NATURE / Animals / General
  NATURE / Essays
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Published: September 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.00in x 5.00in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*Elisabeth Tova Bailey demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature in this 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 in a potted plant on her nightstand. Intrigued by the snail's molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making, hydraulic locomotion, and mysterious courtship activities, she becomes an astute observer, providing a witty and engaging look into the curious life of this underappreciated gastropod.

Review Quote*"The author found solace--and good material--in watching a snail." --People magazine
Review Quote*"Though illness may rob us of vitality, sometimes it can also help bring us understanding---albeit in improbable disguises . . . Perhaps there's something to be said for moving at a snail's pace."