The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wonderful, beautiful, quiet, contemplative, exciting, all small-scale and manageable, both for the author, whose snail arrived in her life during the early time of her convalescence from a debilitating illness, and the reader, who will focus and fall in love.
When did I fall in love with the snail? When it was so delighted by a slice of portobello mushroom that it slept with it, so that it could wake, nibble, and fall asleep again, perfectly content.
When did I fall in love with the book? Immediately on reading the first page and leafing through to see the soft-yet-accurate drawings of the snail.
I fell so in love with this author, this book, and this snail that I bought the ePub version after I returned the book to the library.
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