The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

wildsnaileatingThe Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

recommended by Emily B.

This book gently combines the story of a woman with a mysterious sickness and that of her companion, a snail from the woodland near her home. Despite the challenges of an illness that leaves her bedridden, Bailey’s interest in this mollusk leads her to read widely into the ecology and habits of this mollusk. The results of her research are woven into this book with in a way that is neither laborious nor dull, and connects with her own lonely journey in a contempletive manner that leaves the reader with a deeper understanding of what it is to be chronically ill and what it is to be a snail.

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