Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher: Harper Perennial
When Irene America discovers that her artist husband, Gil, has been reading her diary, she begins a secret Blue Notebook, stashed securely in a safe-deposit box. There she records the truth about her life and marriage, while turning her Red Diary—hidden where Gil will find it—into a manipulative charade. As Irene and Gil fight to keep up appearances for their three children, their home becomes a place of increasing violence and secrecy. And Irene drifts into alcoholism, moving ever closer to the ultimate destruction of a relationship filled with shadowy need and strange ironies. Alternating between Irene's twin journals and an unflinching third-person narrative, Louise Erdrich's Shadow Tag fearlessly explores the complex nature of love, the fluid boundaries of identity, and the anatomy of one family's struggle for survival and redemption.
Author: Hannah Moskowitz
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Wil is desperate for his older brother to come back from the dead. But the thing about zombies is . . they don't exactly make the best siblings. Thirteen-year-old Wil Lowenstein copes with his brother's death by focusing on Zombie Tag, a mafia/ capture the flag hybrid game where he and his friends fight off brain-eating zombies with their mothers' spatulas. What Wil doesn't tell anybody is that if he could bring his dead brother back as a zombie, he would in a heartbeat. But when Wil finds a way to summon all the dead within five miles, he's surprised to discover that his back-from-the-dead brother is emotionless and distant. In her first novel for younger readers, Moskowitz offers a funny and heartfelt look at how one boy deals with change, loss, and the complicated relationship between brothers.
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Publisher: Open Road Media
Jealousy turns deadly in this chilling story from the author of Whatever Happened to Janie? As kids, Meghan, West, and Lannie played freeze tag—but with Lannie, nothing was normal. With one touch, she could turn anyone as cold as ice, a human statue frozen in time. Years later, they’re in high school and everyone remembers Lannie’s power as a silly childhood fantasy. But when Meghan and West become the perfect couple, Lannie intends to collect on a promise West made her all those years ago: If he doesn’t love her, she’ll freeze Meghan—and this time it will be forever. Known for her intense, emotional thrillers like The Face on the Milk Carton, Caroline B. Cooney once again delivers an addictive, spine-tingling tale of love gone wrong. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Author: Barry Heard
As a lad in the high country of eastern Victoria, Tag Wardell shows an extraordinary gift with animals - his rapport with his horse becomes the talk of the district. 1914 brings war and Tag and his mates join the Light Horse regiment. On the convoy to Egypt, he is singled out to help the distressed horses. Later, on leave in Cairo he meets Jill, a nurse, but their brief romance is cut short as Gallipoli looms. Tag's life spirals into one of survival in the day-to-day madness of the trenches - back cover.
Author: Diane C. Mullen
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Liam is a fourteen-year-old graffiti artist living in project housing in Minneapolis with his single mother and two younger siblings. When Liam’s estranged older brother coerces him to tag a graffiti symbol for a rival gang, Liam’s life is threatened. Due to his apathetic attitude in the classroom and on the baseball field, Liam’s private-school scholarship is also threatened. His mother decides to send him to Lake Michigan for the summer to live with her best friend, Kat, a sculptor and art teacher, Liam soon delves into the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, and his own personal aesthetics. He’s encouraged to consider his art seriously and how it might contribute to a greater community. Having to decide between staying with Kat and returning home to his siblings who need him, Liam’s story inspires him to reinvent himself for the better.
Author: Misty Kalkofen, Kirsten Amann
Publisher: Quarry Books
Drinking Like Ladies is dedicated to the proposition that a woman’s place is behind the bar. . . or in front of it. . . or really any place she pleases. Acclaimed bartenders Kirsten Amann and Misty Kalkofen have scoured the globe collecting recipes--often from equally acclaimed female bartenders--pairing each tipple with a toast to a trailblazing lady. From gin to whiskey, tequila to punch, Drinking Like Ladies has a twist and a toast for every tippler, whatever your base spirit.
Author: Juanita Havill
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Jamaica doesn't want a younger child to play with her, until she remembers how she felt when her older brother excluded her from his games.
Author: Jesse Reklaw
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Veteran alternative cartoonist Jesse Reklaw, creator of the long-running weekly comic strip Slow Wave, delivers this tragicomic graphic memoir, his first long-form work. Presented as a series of comic novellas that together comprise a thoughtful, sometimes dark and often hilarious memoir about childhood, family, death, mental illness, sex and drug use, the entire book is told through cleverly inviting conceits like cat histories and card games. The graphic novel is told in five parts: In “Thirteen Cats” (featured in The Best American Comics), Reklaw discovers coping mechanisms that mimic his family pets; “Toys I Love” relates the author’s pre-pubescent brushes with deviant sexual activity, and the way innocence converges with real sexual trauma; “The Fred Robinson Story” tells the story of Reklaw’s period stalking perfect strangers; “The Stacked Deck,” in which hereditary influences towards criminal behavior, drug use and depression are explored via card games the author played with his family; and “Lessoned,” a family history of mental illness.
Author: Pete Fromm
A coming-of-age novel in the tradition of Death Be Not Proud tells of a boy's struggle with faith that follows the tragic accident that took his brother's life.
Author: J C Lane
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
Six young people play a dangerous Game of Tag in public, chasing through the crowds, streets, and buildings of Chicago. This secret, one-of-a-kind, wildly expensive Game offers a macabre twist to the childhood version...if you get Tagged, you get Dead. Three "Its" have their reasons for buying a place in the Game. Surgically enhanced Brandy is obsessed with destroying a naturally beautiful girl. Untalented Robert covets his target's position as superstar of the basketball team. Brainiac Charles craves a battle against an intellectual equal. Given their elite social status, they reject any possible downside to the contest. Each expects the satisfaction of killing their prey, then walking away. Hand-picked innocents play as "Runners," under threat to their loved ones should they refuse to participate: lovely, small-town Laura; celebrated athlete Tyrese; and Amanda, gamer extraordinaire. Alone, hunted by their adversary, each feels a single hope...to survive. Technological wizardry controls the Game. As soon as Runners receive the "Go" signal on smartwatches locked to their wrists, the Game rockets them through the city, from the El to Michigan Avenue to the Lincoln Park Zoo. There is no time to rest. Every thirty minutes the Runner's location is transmitted to the It, which steadily diminishes the Runner's chance of ever reaching Home Base alive. The Game will not end until someone is Tagged, so the Runners must choose how to play. Will they accept death? Murder their Its? Or find a way to use individual strengths to stop the Game before anyone dies?
Author: Katherine Scraper
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
Perform this script about kids who must decide what to do with the money they make at a tag sale.
Author: Ann Bryant, Kirsteen H. Jones
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Pig brothers Sid, Mick, and Dan try to escape from a determined Wolf.
Author: Guenter Kahl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Tag-based approaches were originally designed to increase the throughput of capillary sequencing, where concatemers of short sequences were first used in expression profiling. New Next Generation Sequencing methods largely extended the use of tag-based approaches as the tag lengths perfectly match with the short read length of highly parallel sequencing reactions. Tag-based approaches will maintain their important role in life and biomedical science, because longer read lengths are often not required to obtain meaningful data for many applications. Whereas genome re-sequencing and de novo sequencing will benefit from ever more powerful sequencing methods, analytical applications can be performed by tag-based approaches, where the focus shifts from 'sequencing power' to better means of data analysis and visualization for common users. Today Next Generation Sequence data require powerful bioinformatics expertise that has to be converted into easy-to-use data analysis tools. The book's intention is to give an overview on recently developed tag-based approaches along with means of their data analysis together with introductions to Next-Generation Sequencing Methods, protocols and user guides to be an entry for scientists to tag-based approaches for Next Generation Sequencing.
Author: Penny McCall
Beautiful scientist Alex Scott, who has been studying mountain lions and living alone in a secluded cabin miles from anywhere, comes to the rescue of hardened FBI Agent Tag Donovan when he is pushed off of a low-flying plane in a hail of bullets, and melts his icy heart with her tender touch. Original.