IN-PERSON: Eliza Reid

Eliza Reid, the First Lady of Iceland, joins us to discuss SECRETS OF THE SPRAKKAR, Eliza’s love letter to Iceland and a vision of how gender equity can be achieved within a national culture. Eliza, originally an immigrant from Canada, brings a unique perspective to a country that is named one of the top gender-equal populations in the world. The book mixes personal anecdotes, insightful analysis of feminism and gender equality, and stories from Icelandic women she herself interviewed. Following the discussion, there will be an audience Q & A and book signing. 

#1: Choose the ticket type "Admission & Book + In-Store Pickup". This ticket includes admission for one and one copy of SECRETS OF THE SPRAKKAR and admission to the event. If you've already purchased a copy from An Unlikely Story, please email your proof of purchase to Kym Havens, at and she'll issue you a ticket for admission. 

#2: Choose the ticket type "Admission + $5 coupon off the book". This ticket includes admission for one and and a $5.00 coupon that can be redeemed for $5.00 off your purchase of SECRETS OF THE SPRAKKAR on the day of the event. The $5.00 coupon is only valid the day of the event on in-store purchases and will be given to attendees at check-in, one coupon per book.

Michelle Obama's Becoming meets Hygge in this insightful exploration of gender equity, written by the sitting First Lady of Iceland

Canadian-born writer Eliza Reid never expected to live in Iceland at all—much less become its First Lady. But after meeting her Icelandic husband at university, Eliza's life transformed when he won the presidency. Her new position granted her remarkable insight into the roles of Icelandic women in business, politics, the home, and more. Eliza's immigrant perspective offers an uplifting examination of Iceland's reputation: one of the best places in the world to be a woman.

The woman-focused inspiration of Michelle Obama's Becoming meets Hygge in Secrets of the Sprakkar, exploring lessons we can all learn from the sprakkar (outstanding women) of our Nordic neighbors as we strive for gender equity.

ELIZA REID is the co-founder of the acclaimed Iceland Writers Retreat. Eliza grew up near Ottawa, Canada, and moved to Iceland in 2003. She is the sitting First Lady of Iceland.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762