A librarian’s BEA Shout & Share pick and also a September Indie Next selection, the intriguingly titled, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday. Author Elisabeth Tova Bailey spoke to Scott Simon about how the unlikely gift of a snail in a pot of flowers helped her deal with a year of being bedridden by a neurological disease. She described how calming it was to watch a creature that moved only slightly faster than she could.

Indie Next says the book is “…one sweet story of the importance of taking time to notice our connection to nature.”

Some libraries are showing heavy holds on light ordering.

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Retail Price: $18.95
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Algonquin Books – (2010-08-24)
ISBN / EAN: 1565126068 / 9781565126060

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