8 - 16 Mar


Secrets of the Sprakkar book tour

Secrets of the Sprakkar book tour

In-person book tour with the First Lady of Iceland Eliza Reid, speaking about her international bestseller, Secrets of the Sprakkar.

Secrets of the Sprakkar book cover

Eliza Reid, the First Lady of Iceland will be touring the US speaking about her international bestseller, Secrets of the Sprakkar, now available in paperback. The book explores her adopted homeland's attitude toward women—the deep-seated cultural sense of fairness, the influence of current and historical role models, and, crucially, the areas where Iceland still has room for improvement. You'll find all of the tour's events listed below.

Reid's own experience as an immigrant from small-town Canada who never expected to become a first lady is expertly interwoven with interviews with dozens of sprakkar ("extraordinary women") to form the backbone of an illuminating discussion of what it means to move through the world as a woman, and how the rules of society play more of a role in who we view as "equal" than we may understand. Secrets of the Sprakkar is a powerful and atmospheric portrait of a tiny country that could lead the way forward for us all.

Eliza Reid, Photo: G Thor

"Secrets of the Sprakkar is a fascinating window into what a more gender-equal world could look like, and why it's worth striving for. Iceland is doing a lot to level the playing field: paid parental leave, affordable childcare, and broad support for gender equality as a core value. Reid takes us on an exploration not only around this fascinating island, but also through the triumphs and stumbles of a country as it journeys towards gender equality."

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Washington, DC | Secrets Of the Sprakkar at Taste of Iceland

7 PM on March 8 at Eaton House (Beverly Snow). In collaboration with Politics & Prose, books available for purchase and signing.

Regestration Required

Washington, DC | An Interview with Eliza Reid: Author, Leader, and First Lady of Iceland

12 PM on March 10 at The National Churchill Leadership Center. In Collaboration with Politics & Prose.

Registration required

Eldersburg, MD | To Be Read: Eliza Reid Author talk *SOLD OUT*

6:30 on March 10 at CCPL Eldersburg Branch, Interviewed by Dr. Mona Becker. In Collaboration with A Likely Story bookstore, books available for purchase and signing.

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Raleigh, NC | Page 158 Books welcomes the First Lady of Iceland Eliza Reid to Raleigh!

1 PM on March 12 at Meredith College. This is a ticketed event; which will include the book, two seats at the event and a spot in the signing line.

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Columbia, SC | Secrets of the Sprakkar: An Evening with Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland *SOLD OUT*

6 PM on March 13 at All Good Books. Ticket includes a copy of the paperback book. In conversation with retired South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kaye Hearn and former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives Wendy Brawley.

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Pawleys Island, SC | First Lady Eliza Reid, Author of “Secrets of the Sprakkar”

11 AM on March 14 at Pawleys Plantation. ticket includes an author presentation, meet & greet and personalized book signing.

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Greenville, NC | Books Over Drinks

7:30 PM on March 14 at M. Judson Booksellers. Your ticket includes admission, a cocktail, and a copy of the book.

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Houston, TX | In Person - Eliza Reid - Secrets of The Sprakkar

6 PM on March 16 at Brazos Bookstore. In Collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston, interviewed by Melanie Lawson.

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