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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating: A True Story Hardcover – Aug. 24 2010

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  • Publisher : Algonquin Books; 1st edition (Aug. 24 2010)
  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1565126068
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1565126060
  • Item Weight : 272 g
  • Dimensions : 13.49 x 1.91 x 18.57 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 666 ratings

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WINNER OF THE WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR NONFICTION (2012)
 
WINNER OF THE JOHN BURROUGHS MEDAL (2011)

NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD FOR 2010 in Natural History Literature

BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD, FINALIST for Inspirational Memoir

TOP TEN ADULT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BOOKS FOR 2010, Booklist

BEST BOOKS OF 2010: MORE OF THE BEST, Library Journal

GREAT TITLES TO ADD TO THE NYT BEST OF 2010, Huffington Post

Praise:

“Beautiful.” —Edward O. Wilson

“Universal, deeply felt, and with an enormously generous soul, the gently told story grants readers a heightened appreciation for the ever-shrinking, ever-fascinating, secretive parts of our unkempt world.” —Alexandra Fuller for The Daily Beast

“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

“[Bailey] found comfort in an unlikely companion--a tiny snail, whose micro-doings are the source of a surprising philosophy.” —Entertainment Weekly

“An exquisite meditation on the restorative connection between nature and humans. . . Bailey's slim book is 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.” —Washington Times

“A spare, beautifully quirky grace note of a book.” —Family Circle

“Though illness may rob us of vitality, sometimes it can also help bring us understanding---albeit in improbable disguises . . . Perhaps there's something to be said for moving at a snail's pace.” —NPR.org

“This elegant little gem is a triumph.”—Maine Sunday Telegram

From the Publisher

Best Books of 2010 --Huffington Post National Outdoor Book Award for 2010 in Natural History Literature Top Ten Science Titles for 2010 BookList Editors (American Library Association) "A finely-crafted eulogy to a common woodland snail and a moving endorsement of the human spirit." —Sir John Lister-Kaye, naturalist, Scotland "A miniature masterpiece."—The Independent "Wait, did you say a wild snail? As opposed to domestic? Well, I'm intrigued." --"Books for Dudes," Library Journal "What starts as an improbably story becomes an irresistible one . . . this elegant little gem is a triumph." --Maine Sunday Telegram "[Bailey] honors the gastropod with a poetic history of its short, astonishing life." --MORE Magzine Riveting. --DownEast Magazine "One sweet story" --Indie Next List "Beautifully written."—Daily News

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5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful short read
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