Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Elisabeth Tova Bailey is an American author known for her book 'The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating,' which recounts her observations of a snail while she was bedridden due to illness.


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  1. 1. The Sound Of A Wild Snail Eating

    In this contemplative memoir, a bedridden woman finds solace and profound lessons in the life of a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. As her own physical world shrinks due to a debilitating illness, the snail's simple, yet intricate existence offers her a unique perspective on the nature of survival, resilience, and the intricate balance of life. Through observations of the snail's habits and the parallels drawn between its life and human existence, the narrative weaves a rich tapestry that explores the wonder and beauty of nature, even in its smallest manifestations, and reflects on the healing power of the natural world.

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