Joseph Dylan offers a splendid collection of short stories in his new collection "My Crescent Ring". Words that sparkle, themes that reverberate and shine a focused light into the human heart. The stories range across a spectrum of unique worlds. His unerring eye for detail and a range of knowledge that moves from the intricate world of medicine to love and the neon lights of Beijing. It is always delightful, surprising, dark or ironic. Each is a meaningful snapshot well told and leaves one with both hope and despair. Individually they are fulfilling and time well spent. Collectively they are a masterpiece.