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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
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Jul 20, 10

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Gail Wetta said: "This slender volume is packed with peacefulness--I truly felt myself relaxing as I read it--perhaps slowing to a snail's pace? The story centers around a woman confined to bed rest because of an odd neurological illness. She receives a woodland snail as an unlikely companion and so begins a tale of natural history and human nature. Having read my share of dry biological articles and texts in college, this was a rare treat. Ms. Bailey provides "tons" of scientific info on these often overlooked creatures. But you will never overlook a snail again and, trust me, you will find yourself telling "snailey fun facts" at the next family picnic. She has done for the snail what Farley Mowat did for the wolf in Never Cry Wolf, or Vincent Gaston Dethier did for flies in To Know a Fly. This is one sweet story of taking time to notice nature. Thank you, Ms. bailey, I hope you are well."
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