The author met her husband, an icelander, while they were students at Boston University. After marriage, they went to live in his native country. This book tells of their life there since 1942. thoroughly has Mrs. Lindal been assimilated that today she often thinks, not without like an Icelander. This transformation came about through years of trial and error, frustration and, occasionally, heartbreak, impressions of her new family, a strange country, stranger customs, and an all but impossible language make up the personal side of her story. Brief, painless outlines of history and geology, always to the author's purpose, constitute the more general but just as fascinating port. There are many poignant moments, and at least one good ghost story, while the , routine efforts at housekeeping sometimes amount to high adventure. This very story of an individual family should contribute much understanding of a little known country which is becoming incrsingly important in the family of nations. Highly recommended for interest, sincerity and informational value.