One title to make the list:
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko.Read about the other books on Díaz's list.
A profound survival story that becomes an act of healing in itself.
Junot Díaz's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories. His debut story collection, Drown was a national bestseller and won numerous awards. Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times called The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao “a book that decisively establishes him as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices.”
The Page 99 Test: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.