We want your feedback!
Click here
cover image of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

A Memoir

by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

ebook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Publication Date:
2010

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe PDF eBook 917.7 KB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 2.4 MB

Elisabeth Tova Bailey (Author)

Elisabeth Tova Bailey's essays and short stories have been published in the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, the Missouri Review, Northwest Review, and the Sycamore Review. The hardcover edition of The Sound of Wild Snail Eating was a Barn...

More about Elisabeth Tova Bailey
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Copy and paste the code into your website.