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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Edward Albee

NAL Trade, 2006

“Twelve times a week,” answered Uta Hagen when asked how often she’d like to play Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? In the same way, audiences and critics alike could not get enough of Edward Albee’s masterful play. A dark comedy, it portrays husband and wife George and Martha in a searing night of dangerous fun and games. By the evening’s end, a stunning, almost unbearable revelation provides a climax that has shocked ...


Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World
Yong Zhao

Jossey-Bass, 2014

The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system – good, bad, and ugly Chinese students' consistently stunning performance on the international PISA exams— where they outscore students of all other nations in math, reading, and science—have positioned China as a world education leader. American educators and pundits have declared this a "Sputnik Moment," saying that we must learn from China's education system in order to ...


Trapped: A Novel of Terror
Jack Kilborn, J.A. Konrath

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010

An original, full-length horror novel. TERRIFIED... It was supposed to be a harmless camping trip. Six wayward teenagers who'd run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians, Sara and Martin Randhurst. Three nights on a small, deserted island off of Michigan's upper peninsula. A time to bond, to learn, to heal. Then Martin told a campfire story about the island's history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, ...


Jack Kilborn Trilogy - Three Horror Novels (Afraid, Trapped, Endurance), 2012

Three complete horror novels by the master of chills, Jack Kilborn. A F R A I D - A Novel of Terror WELCOME TO SAFE HAVEN, POPULATION 907... Nestled in the woods of Wisconsin, Safe Haven is miles from everything. With one road in and out, this is a town so peaceful it has never needed a full-time police force. Until now... A helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of town and something terrible has been unleashed. A classified secret weapon ...


Afraid - A Novel of Terror
Jack Kilborn, J.A. Konrath

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

WELCOME TO SAFE HAVEN, POPULATION 907... Nestled in the woods of Wisconsin, Safe Haven is miles from everything. With one road in and out, this is a town so peaceful it has never needed a full-time police force. Until now... A helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of town and something terrible has been unleashed. A classified secret weapon programmed to kill anything that stands in its way. Now it's headed for the nearest lights to do what ...


What Are You Afraid Of?: Facing Down Your Fears with Faith
David Jeremiah

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2013

For many people, worry, anxiety, and fear are constant companions: fear of death, fear of danger, fear of disease. And too often, these fears are crippling, keeping us from the life God has called us to live. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Dr. David Jeremiah. As Christians, we have been given all we need in order to face down even the most frightening, unexpected, and overwhelming obstacles in life. In his new book, What Are You ...


Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir
Wendy Davis

Blue Rider Press, 2014

Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to contribute to the family finances. By the time she was nineteen, she was living in a trailer park with a baby daughter and holding down two jobs. But rather than succumb to the cycle of poverty that threatened to overwhelm her, Davis managed to attend community college and Texas Christian ...



kindle publishing, 2011

Lacy McKenzie has sheltered herself from any personal physical contact with people, to prevent any chance of hearing the deafening screams of victims that intrude her mind. However, the screams of three small children have invaded her seclusion. She desperately searches for the three children who have been abducted by a hired serial killer. With the help of Cole Kingston from the FBI, they hunt down the legendary serial killer only to find him ...


Afraid To Die (Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli)
Lisa Jackson

Zebra, 2014

Others may dread the chill of winter, but he relishes it. The way the frigid water preserves his victims, the feel of their icy skin beneath his fingers...And soon the world will see their beauty - and his vengeance. The town of Grizzly Falls is on edge in the wake of a serial killer, and Detective Selena Alvarez is no exception. That case was solved, but a new nightmare is about to unfold. There are two victims so far - their bodies found ...


Jo Gibson

K-Teen, 2014


The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Jill Tomlinson's Favourite Animal Tales)
Jill Tomlinson

Egmont UK, 2014

A baby owl learns not to fear the dark Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing—he is afraid of the dark. "Dark is nasty," he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs. Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a ...


Don't Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From The Heart: The Story of Elvia Alvarado
Elvia Alvarado

HarperPerennial, 1989

"Elvia Alvarado tells the story of her life and the life of the people of Honduras. Read it and understand the struggle against tyranny of the poor. Read it and act."--Alice Walker


Afraid of the Dark (Jack Swyteck Novel)
James Grippando

Harper, 2011

“Grippando has definitely reached a new level with this series entry. . . . One of his best.” — Booklist (starred review) A young girl’s murder sets off a grisly cascade of crime, death, and intrigue—and sends criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck after a sinister group of terrorists on the verge of unleashing chaos across the globe. From New York Times bestseller James Grippando, the ninth Jack Swyteck novel, Afraid of the Dark ...


Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? Insights into Personal Growth
John Powell

Thomas More Pr, 1995

This book by the author of Why Am I Afraid to Love? contains insights on self-awareness, personal growth and communication with others. Why do people continually hide their real selves from the people around them? Why are so many so insecure and afraid to open up? The answer, explains John Powell, is that maturity is reached by communicating and interacting with others. This book considers the consequences our real self faces if no one else ...


Don't Be Afraid to Drop
Julia Cook

National Center for Youth Issues, 2008

This book is for anyone who is at a transitional point in their life. Boy Raindrop is afraid to let go of his cloud and drop to the ground. He doesn't want to take a risk, he doesn't like change, and he is happy with his comfortable life. His father encourages him to jump out of his comfort zone and see what he is missing. This book provides all who read it with a positive perspective on change, taking risks, and giving back.


Who's Afraid of Fourth Grade? (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo: Super Special)
Nancy E. Krulik

Grosset & Dunlap, 2004

At first, Katie and her friends can't wait to enter the fourth grade! But with the pressure of new classes, teachers, and friends, Katie isn't so sure she likes it after all. And to make matters worse, the magic wind appears twice-and turns her into her new friend Emma Weber, who has her hands full with three younger siblings to help take care of, and then into her former best friend Suzanne as she's about to make her fashion runway debut! ...


The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches (I Can Read Book 4)
Alice Low

HarperCollins, 2000

Wendy is a little witch who is afraid of her mean, bossy witch sisters--until one special Halloween night when she makes a magical discovery and outwitches her older sisters. In this new edition, complete with full-color art, Alice Low has adapted her popular story specifically for beginning readers


Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The Book of Scary Urban Legends

W. W. Norton & Company, 2004

An anthology of the most chilling urban legends of all time collected by the maestro himself. Urban legends are those strange, but seemingly credible tales that always happen to a friend of a friend. For the first time, Professor Jan Harold Brunvand, "who has achieved almost legendary status" ( Choice ), has collected the creepiest, most terrifying urban legends, many that have spooked you since your childhood and others that you believe ...


Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask
Anton Treuer

Borealis Books, 2012

“I had a profoundly well-educated Princetonian ask me, ‘Where is your tomahawk?’ I had a beautiful woman approach me in the college gymnasium and exclaim, ‘You have the most beautiful red skin.’ I took a friend to see Dances with Wolves and was told, ‘Your people have a beautiful culture.’ . . . I made many lifelong friends at college, and they supported but also challenged me with questions like, ‘Why should Indians have ...


When I Feel Afraid (Learning to Get Along)
Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed.

Free Spirit Publishing, 2003

Children today have many fears, both real and imagined. Encouraging words and supportive illustrations guide children to face their fears and know where to turn for help. Little ones also learn simple ways to help themselves. Includes a special section for adults, with ideas for supporting children when they feel afraid and a list of additional resources.



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