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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

Written by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Non-Fiction

Elisabeth Tova Bailey was confined to her bed with a relapse of a mysterious neurological illness when a visiting friend brought her a wild snail.

"Why did you bring it in?" Bailey asked.

"I don't know. I thought you might enjoy it," replied the friend.

As it turns out, Bailey enjoys the company of the wild snail very much, and the result is this fascinating little book, which is the story of Bailey's illness, the wild snail that kept her company during that time, and quite a bit of very interesting information about snails that Bailey learned subsequently. It is about appreciating tiny everyday things that we frequently are too busy to even notice. You may find, as I did, wishing for the company of a snail yourself.

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