Where the Mountain Meets the MoonSpring 2009 Fiction
When she releases the goldfish into the Jade River, the goldfish speaks to Minli and tells her where she can find the Old Man of the Moon who can tell her how to change her family's misfortunes. Minli gathers her few meager possessions, leaves her parents a note, and sets off on a dubious quest.
Filled with disparate stories within her larger one, Minli helps and is helped by an array of characters – most notably a dragon. The embedded stories have great significance, and Grace Lin binds them into an enchanting whole.