The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. Watching the snail (her tai chi master) helps her to overcome the frustration she feels at her plight and to take hope in her future.
It takes a pretty good author to make reading about snails interesting and she pulls it off! I never knew there was so much to know about snails.