Hand of Wisdom is a historical novel relating the life of Emilia Thommee, a strong spirited Bedouin woman traveling the inner Jordan desert with her camel herding tribe beginning in the late 1800's. It also details the courageous life of Mariah, Emilia's great-granddaughter in every other chapter. Their stories depict that ordinary people don't have ordinary lives. The spirit of a person needs to be preserved and cared for so that it can be handed down to heirs with dignity. You will laugh and cry on the same page while reading this unusual novel.