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Aug 24, 2010 The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating records a year in the life of author Elisabeth Tova Bailey—a year in which she struggled for her survi Or something more ephemeral: the way the sun passes through the hard seemingly impenetrable glass of a window and warms the blanket, or how the wind, invisible but for its wake, is so loud one can hear it. This is a review of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. This book is extremely near and dear to my heart. I have never felt more like I may have written this book in another life. It is the story that I wish that I had had the bravery to tell about my own dealings with. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating. “Based on Bailey’s award-winning natural history memoir of the same name, this gorgeous movie features Ariela Kuh as the ill woman and narration by Daryl Hannah. But the real star is the white-lipped forest snail (Neohelix albolabris).” —The San Francisco Examiner. When a woman is bedridden by a.

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“Exquisite.” — The Huffington Post

“Brilliant.”—The New York Review of Books

“How interesting can a snail be? Captivating, as it turns out. [Bailey] is a marvelous writer, and the marriage of science and poetic mysticism that characterizes this small volume is magical.” —Star Tribune

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• John Burroughs Medal Award
• William Saroyan International Prize for Nonfiction
• National Outdoor Book Award

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Elisabeth Tova Bailey tells the inspiring and intimate story of her year-long encounter with a Neohelix albolabris—a common forest snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches as the snail takes up residence on her nightstand. Intrigued by its molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making ability, hydraulic locomotion, and mysterious courtship activities, Bailey becomes an astute and amused observer. 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 illuminates our own human existence.

Quote from Chapter 2: Discovery

“Each evening the snail awoke and with astonishing poise moved gracefully to the rim of the pot and peered over, surveying the strange country that lay ahead. Pondering its circumstance with a regal air, as if from the turret of a castle, it waved its tentacles first this way and then that, as though responding to a distant melody.”

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THE EARTHLY ADVENTURES OF A WOMAN AND A GASTROPOD
Winner of the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing
Winner of the John Burroughs Medal
Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award in Natural History Literature
“Brilliant.” —The New York Review of Books
“How interesting can a snail be? Entirely captivating, as it turns out. [Bailey] is a marvelous writer, and the marriage of science and poetic mysticism that characterizes this small volume is magical.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
“[A] gem.” —Susan Stamberg, NPR’s Morning Edition
“Survival, resilience, and intellectual curiosity . . . Deeply moving. . . Extraordinary.” —Literature and Medicine, the journal of the Institute for the Medical Humanities
“An exquisite meditation on the restorative connection between nature and humans . . . As richly layered as the soil she lays down in the snail’s terrarium: loamy, potent, and regenerative.” —The Huffington Post
“[A] small, quiet masterpiece, already destined to become a classic.” —The Washington Times