The Wisdom Tree

A Mother’s Journey into Israel and Palestine


Finalist, Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest


When the author’s college-age son lands a summer job writing for the budget travel guidebook Let’s Go that takes him into one of the most unstable regions in the world, it is time for concern. But after she hears he is being held captive by an AK-47 wielding Bedouin, there is no question that she will set out to the Middle East to make sure her son is safe. The Wisdom Tree is a memoir of the author’s travels with her son in Israel and Palestine, travels that shift her perception of her relationship with her son and completely upend her preconceptions about the geopolitical landscape.