Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey International Giveaway!

I am giving away a brand new ARC of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, a memoir by Elisabeth Tova Bailey which from the sound of the reviews, is a really great book on nature and life. Here's the synopsis from the author's website:

The Sound of a Wild Snail EatingElisabeth Tova Bailey tells the inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris—a common forest snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches as the snail takes up residence on her nightstand. She discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings and comes to a greater understanding of the interconnections between species and her own human place in the natural world. Intrigued by the snail’s molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making, hydraulic locomotion, and mysterious courtship activities, Bailey becomes an astute and amused observer, providing a candid and engaging look into the curious life of this overlooked and underappreciated small animal. Told with wit and grace, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is a remarkable journey of survival and resilience, showing us how a small part of the natural world illuminates our own human existence.

Giveaway 411:

1. Please leave a comment with your email or a way to contact me (if you have an email in your profile, no need to leave it here).

2. This giveaway is open internationally!!!

3. Deadline for entries is February 3rd, 2011. The winner will be announced on February 4th, 2011.

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