Diane Umstead


Diane Umstead was born in Tripoli, Libya, the daughter of a three-star general in the U.S. Air Force, and lived with her parents and four sisters on military bases around the world. She is a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin, and American University Washington College of Law, D.C. She has practiced law with two of the largest law firms in Texas and worked withTexas Governor Ann Richards as the first woman to be appointed to the Texas Water Development Board. She and her husband live in Austin, Texas, and have two sons.

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The Wisdom Tree: A Mother's Journey into Israel and Palestine
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,700. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The Wisdom Tree is a memoir of the author's travels with her college-age 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.

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