The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.
Review by Penny Warren.
I recently read “The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating’ by Elizabeth Tova Bailey. Bailey was stricken with an undefined, undiagnosed illness and was left bedridden and confined most of the day and night. A friend brings her a potted violet and a little snail along with the plant. Bailey becomes very intrigued and ultimately attached to the little creature. She researches, reads and learns about snails and writes and reflects on this Lilliputian world that she has entered and therein the meaning of her life, the snail’s life and the connections that emerge. All in all it is a lovely, sweet book. About halfway through the book, I found myself reading at a much slower, more enjoyable snail’s pace! If you do not read the book, visiting her website (elizabethtovabailey.com) may be worth a few minutes of your time and you can watch a four and half minute video of “the best book trailer of the year.”