Don't Tell Me You Don't Know**Raymond Carver
Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories
The Chinaman Pacific and Frisco RR Co
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Terms of Survival
Louise Erdrich (Chippewa)
Garrett Kaoru Hongo
The River of Heaven
"The Water-Faucet Vision," Best American Short Stories
Tu Do Street**
A Wife's Story**
The Middleman and Other Stories
Joyce Carol Oates
Collected WorksAnn Petry
"Ann Petry," Contemporary Authors Series,
vol. 6, 1988
Points of View
Writin' Is Fightin'
Fair and Tender Ladies
Lesser Evils: Ten Quartets
The Crystal Palace**
Robert Penn Warren
Portrait of a Father
Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories
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Termination Resolution of 1953 repealed by Congress.
Reagan signs the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in Moscow.
Anthony Kennedy joins Supreme Court.
American Homecoming Act; Vietnamese children with American fathers can immigrate to the U.S.
African American Lenora Fulani runs for president on the New Alliance Party ticket; first African American woman to do so.
Oliver North, John Poindexter, and other Iran-contra figures indicted.
Civil Liberties Act of 1988 signed by President Reagan; grants detained Japanese Americans redress.
Lauro F. Cavazos appointed Secretary of Education; first Hispanic to head that department.
George Bush is elected president.
Terrorists destroy Pan American Airways flight 103 from London to New York City.
U.S. Navy accidentally destroys Iranian passenger jet over the Persian Gulf.
Jesse Jackson loses his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination to Michael Dukakis.