“Sprakkar” is Icelandic for extraordinary women. This marvelously insightful and inspiring glimpse at one of the world’s most gender-equal countries is a joy to read! Eliza Reid, Iceland’s First Lady, leads the reader on a journey through her adopted homeland from medieval legend, to the day in 1975 when Iceland’s women went on strike, to the stories and voices of contemporary women. In what could be a blueprint for the world, Iceland took a determined path to giving women the equity that would culturally and economically benefit the entire country. In relating her own story Reid gives us a unique view into the extraordinary life of this small but mighty nation. Her voice is warm, thoughtful, and leaves the reader feeling like they have just spent an afternoon chatting by the fire with a strikingly intelligent new friend.
–Susan, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, WA