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Very Young Poets
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A Gathering of Old Men
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Sometimes It Just Happens That Way; That's All**
I Hear Men Talking and Other Stories
Praisesong for the Widow
Reena and Other Stories
The American Clock
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Standing Still and Walking in New York
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Earth Power Coming, ed.
Fightin': New and Selected Short Stories
Art & Ardor: Essays
The Cannibal Galaxy
Wendy Rose (Hopi)
Hugging the Shore
In Search Of Our Mothers' Gardens (Essays)
Robert Penn Warren
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
One Writer's Beginnings
John Edgar Wideman
Sent for You Yesterday
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U.S. invades Grenada, a small Caribbean island.
Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, on a mission aboard the space shuttle Challenger.