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Julie Sarkissian blogs about the problems facing the protagnist of her debut novel, DEAR LUCY

Something's Wrong With Lucy - But What?

Lucy is different – that much is clear. She speaks like a child, doesn’t recognize social boundaries, flies into rages, and treasures rotten food. Her cognition is impaired, her vocabulary is very limited and she cannot read or write. But what – precisely – is wrong with her is left up to the reader. Lucy is the protagonist of my novel, DEAR LUCY, and from the first sentence of the book I ever wrote it was obvious that Lucy was cognitively different. The way Lucy describes herself is as “missing too many words.” Her mother calls her “difficult.” Readers of early drafts of the book had a few theories as to Lucy’s condition; autism, Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome. But Lucy’s mother has kept her from going to school and Lucy has never seen a doctor. So in the fictional reality of the book there is no official diagnosis. But as the novel progressed I wondered – should I have one? I was torn. If Lucy was presenting enough symptoms to point to a real condition, was I ignoring the obvious not to fold that condition into my development of her character? Was it insensitive of me to allude to aspects of certain real, life-altering conditions but not assign a specific condition to Lucy? I worried about appropriating aspects of serious conditions without treating those conditions with proper respect and acknowledgement. And though any clinical diagnosis would probably not be explicit in the novel, I wondered if I would be ignoring an opportunity to bring attention to a real disorder when people asked me about Lucy’s condition, the way The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-time did for autism. On the other hand, I had concerns that if I chose a diagnosis for Lucy, I would be ascribing to her qualities that she wouldn’t have otherwise presented. Lucy had her own will over my writing and over the novel. I didn’t want to yoke Lucy’s expression by keeping her behavior and abilities consistent with a clinical condition. Accuracy would also become a critical issue if Lucy’s condition was named. Ultimately I chose not to diagnose Lucy, though I worry the artistic freedom provided by that decision comes at the price of being judged for being too liberal with my treatment of cognitive disorders. Now that publication is a few months away, I am apprehensive of how my treatment of Lucy’s cognitive limitations will be judged. I have yet to talk to a reader who has a learning different child, or works with learning different people, and that conversation is one I will be honored, and not a bit anxious, to have.

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NIV Audio Bible in One Year (May-Jun)

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Acclaimed British actor David Suchet, best known for his TV portrayal of Agatha Christie's Poirot, reads the New International Version - the world's most popular translation in modern English. In this audio digital download, you will cover John 2-21 and Acts 1-20 from the New Testament and Joshua 19-24, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings and 2 Kings 1-2 from the Old Testament. There is also a selected passage from Psalms or Proverbs each day.The full NIV Bible in One Year is also available as an MP3 CD set, a digital download, and a hardback Bible.(P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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NIV Audio Bible in One Year (Jan-Feb)

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Was it your New Year's resolution to read the Bible in one year? If so, why not make it that bit easier and listen instead. Here are the first two months to start you off. Acclaimed British actor David Suchet, best known for his TV portrayal of Agatha Christie's Poirot, reads the New International Version - the world's most popular translation in modern English. In January and February you will cover Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus 1-5:13; Job, Matthew, Mark 1-10:31 and a selection from Psalms and Proverbs each day.The full NIV BIBLE IN ONE YEAR is also available as an MP3 CD set, a digital download, an app, and a hardback Bible.(P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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NIV Audio Bible in One Year read by David Suchet

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NIV Manga Bible

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NIV Pink Polka Dot Journalling Bible with Unlined Margins

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The trend for journaling and colouring in has been tremendously popular in the USA. Hodder Faith are bringing it to a British audience with this beautifully designed, cloth-bound NIV Journalling Bible with high quality paper and extra wide, blank margins for note taking and drawing. The Bible has two green ribbons, and green and white striped head and tail bands, as well as pink endpapers and a pink elastic strap closure. The 7.25PT text is attractively laid out in two columns. The New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability and is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.This Bible also features: - clear, readable 7.25pt text- easy-to-read layout - shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible - reading planThis edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally.Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

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NIV Journalling Bible for Colouring In

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The trend for journaling and colouring in has been tremendously popular in the USA. Hodder Faith are bringing it to a British audience with this beautifully designed, hardback NIV Journalling Bible with high quality paper, extra wide, blank margins for note taking and drawing and 32 pages of black and white illustrations to colour in. The illustrations are taken from British artist Stu McLellan's adult colouring book, THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH. The Bible has two ribbons in yellow and blue, and yellow head and tail bands, as well as illustrated endpapers and a blue elastic strap closure. The 7.25PT text is attractively laid out in two columns. The New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability and is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.This Bible also features: - clear, readable 7.25pt text- easy-to-read layout - shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible - reading planThis edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally.Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

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NIV David Suchet Audio and Large Print Leather Bible Gift Edition

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This luxurious gift set sees David Suchet's magnificent recording of the NIV Bible paired with a handsome leather-bound large print edition in a beautiful presentation box. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, Suchet spent over 200 hours in the recording studio to create the very first full-length audio version of the NIV Bible spoken by a single British actor. His deep, melodic and sensitive narration was a labour of love widely appreciated by Bible readers everywhere. This box set is ideal gift for those who wish to read and listen at the same time.The Bible included in this gift set is bound in tactile black leather and features gold gilt page edges and two burgundy ribbon markers. The text is set in 12pt large print and marginal cross-references accompany the easy-to-read single-column layout. A sixty-four-page concordance and four pages of colour maps are also included.The 80-hour Bible recording comes on six MP3 CDs. It can be used on any device that displays the MP3 symbol. You can transfer the audio files for your personal use onto your computer, smartphone, MP3 player and other compatible devices.British spelling, grammar and punctuation are used throughout.

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NIV Larger Print Life Application Study Bible (Anglicised)

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NIV Tiny Leather Bible

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A handsome black bonded leather Bible with zip closure - small enough to take with you everywhere. This Bible uses British text set at 5.3PT and has jade green end papers with presentation page, a silver ribbon marker and silver page edges. With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability. Fully revised and updated in 2011 the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study. This Bible also features: * clear, readable 5.3pt text* easy-to-read layout * shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible * reading plan * Bible guide* table of weights and measures * quick links to find inspiration and help from the Bible in different life situations.British Text This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally.Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

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NIV Study Bible Hardback

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NIV Study Bible (Black Bonded Leather with Index)

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NIV Study Bible Large Print Hardback

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Manual

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NIV Gospel of Matthew

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NIV Gospel of Mark

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Mark's Gospel tells the complete story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.Accurate and readable, the NIV (New International Version) is the world's most popular modern English Bible translation.This edition uses British spelling, grammar and punctuation.

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NIV Gospel of Luke

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NIV Gospel of John

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The Psalms

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On this MP3 CD, British actor David Suchet reads one of the most famous and beautiful books of the Bible - the Psalms. The CD also includes the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs. Narrated with feeling and flair, David Suchet lends his melodic and unrushed voice to some of the most deeply heartfelt and profound passages of Scripture. Reading from the New International Version, the world's most popular translation in modern English, Suchet's recording is perfect to listen to at home, at church or as you travel.This MP3 CD can be used on any device that displays the MP3 symbol. You can transfer the audio files for your personal use onto your computer, smartphone, MP3 player and other compatible devices. For more information about how to use this product, visit www.hodderbibles.co.uk where you will find a list of frequently asked questions.

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NIV Traveller's Soft-Tone Bible

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NIV New Testament

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The Bible is the world's best-selling book - it has influenced and inspired millions through the ages.The New Testament recounts the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and follows the first Christians as they begin to spread his revolutionary message to people all around the world.The New International Version is the most popular Bible translation in modern English. It is both readable and accurate, and this edition includes shortcuts to well-known stories and people in the Bible, as well as an introductory reading plan and a selection of passages offering help and guidance.