Agoura Hills, CA Author Publishes Memoir

December 01, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
December 1, 2016 - An Uncut Diamond: A Memoir, a new book by Angela N. Hsi, Ph.D., has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

An Uncut Diamond: A Memoir is the fascinating, brutally honest story of one young woman's pursuit of academic freedom across two continents, rife cross-cultural misconceptions, and distrust. It is the story of her encounters with the pivotal points of history, societal upheavals, and political clashes that have shaped both the modern world and a modern woman. It also relates the very personal story of family ties, which shatter and strengthen, even as her own dreams alternately come to fruition and perish. An Uncut Diamond is a compelling tale filled with the author's experience of sweeping changes, both private and public, and observations and learning that could only be gained by living through such times. It is a true story. It is her story.

About the Author:
Born in coastal China, at the height of internal political conflicts and external imperialist aggression by the Japanese, Angela N. Hsi, Ph.D. lived through a time of extremes and went on to experience life as an immigrant twice, first as child in Taiwan and later as a young scholar in the United States. Her interest in history and her passion for research led her to attain the highest academic achievement and resulted in ground-breaking discoveries regarding the rise of the merchant class in the sixteenth century. She currently lives with her husband in Agoura Hills, California.

An Uncut Diamond: A Memoir is a 274-page paperback with a retail price of $19.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-2635-6. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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