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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 Larger Print Compact Single Column Reference Bible

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NIV Bible for Journalling and Verse-Mapping

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The NIV Bible for Journalliing and Verse-Mapping is a beautifully presented Bible for you to treasure. The New International Version of the Scriptures is printed in clear, easy-to-read 9PT British Text on thicker than usual Bible paper, with a five centimetre margin on every page, giving you lots of extra room for notes, reflections, illustrations or Bible studies. A 32-page concordance can be found at the back. The Bible text is interspersed with 32 pages introducing the art of verse-mapping. This Bible study method encourages you to prayerfully choose a verse, compare it with other translations, study the context, including the history and characters mentioned, and then reflect and allow the Spirit to guide you in application. There are also verses to colour in, with lots of space around them for you to add your own illustrations, and many other pages with creative prompts for Bible journalling.

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NIV Bible for Journalling and Verse-Mapping

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NIV Larger Print Blue Hardback Bible

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NIV Compact Proclamation Bible

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The NIV PROCLAMATION BIBLE offers a valuable resource for those who teach from the Bible regularly and anyone who enjoys studying Scripture at greater depth. This edition, developed by Lee Gatiss in collaboration with the Proclamation Trust, includes a wealth of additional material from leading theologians, pastors, and Bible teachers to enhance your study of the word. The Bible features ten introductory essays on theology, doctrine and the application and interpretation of Scripture, as well as detailed overviews of each biblical genre from the historical narratives to the apocalyptic literature and introductions to every book. Sixty-five expert Bible teachers have contributed to the NIV PROCLAMATION BIBLE including Christopher Ash, Graham Beynon, Gerald Bray, Simon Gathercole, David Jackman, Karen Jobes, Dick Lucas, Douglas Moo, Peter O'Brien, Vaughan Roberts, William Taylor, and Chris Wright. Translated by a team of top international scholars, the New International Version takes into account the latest developments in biblical scholarship and language usage. Setting the highest standards of reliability and readability, the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.

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NIV Large Print Single-Column Deluxe Reference Bible

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New International Version Large Print Bible with 12pt, single-column text, cross-references and concordance. This soft-tone leather edition is ideal to give as a gift.Since it is very important for readers to see the words of the Bible clearly on the page, the increased text size used in this large print setting of the NIV Bible is 12pt on 14pt leading, which is very easy to read. Cross-references are included in the outer margin on each page. This Bible is bound in navy blue imitation leather material, with a beautiful presentation wrap, which may be removed. The Bible has two ribbon markers and the end papers feature the attractive gold leaf design of the card wrap.Please note that the page numbers of this Large Print NIV Bible do not match the page numbers of the NIV 2011 Pew Bibles. If this is important for you, you may wish to consider the NIV Clear Print Bible (ISBN 9781444745252).This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally.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 for the first time in 25 years, the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.

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NIV Super Giant Print Reference Bible Turquoise Imitation Leather

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For the first time, a super giant print Bible in the bestselling modern-English translation. This turquoise Italian Duo-ToneT NIV Bible boasts an incredibly generous 16.5-point font size, along with end-of-paragraph references and an NIV dictionary/concordance - all the features your customers are asking for. This Bible contains American English spelling and grammar.

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NIV Soul Survivor Youth Bible Hardback

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The Complete NIV Audio Bible

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NIV Bible for Teens Hot Pink/Pink Duo Tone

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NIV Journalling Mint Polka Dot Cloth Bible

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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 ruled margins for note taking and referencing. 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 plan- book by book overview - 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 Women's Devotional Bible

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The leading Bible in its field, this NIV WOMEN'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE helps readers apply God's Word to their everyday lives. The devotionals inside are written for women by women, providing inspiration, candid perspectives, and guidance from the Bible. After a year is up, there are reading plans that lead into the next year.

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NIV Men's Devotional Bible

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This NIV MEN'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE helps men apply God's Word to their everyday lives. It includes a full year of devotions, along with application statements, questions for reflections, and more. Some of the contributors to this Bible aren't just well-known spiritual leaders, but ordinary men with extraordinary insights into the Scriptures. Others are well-known contemporary and classic communicators. Either way, these 312 weekday and weekend devotions are engaging, practical, and essential for every man's life today.

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NIV Bible - Words of Christ in Red

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The New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible translation. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability and was fully revised and updated in 2011 for the first time in 25 years. This NIV Bible features:Words of Christ in red (red text will only appear if your e-reader has a colour display)Specially developed easy navigation systemQuick links to key stories, events and people of the BibleQuick links to inspiration and help from the Bible for different life situationsLinked Bible reading planBible timelineOverview of each book of the BibleBritish spelling, punctuation and grammarThis revised and updated edition of the NIV takes into account changes in the way we use language day to day; advances in biblical scholarship and understanding; and the need to faithfully reflect whether men and women are referred to in each instance, using gender accurate language. The translators have carefully assessed a huge body of scholarship, as well as inviting peer submissions, in order to review every word of the existing NIV to ensure it remains as clear and relevant today as when it was first published.Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

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NIV Pocket Pastel Blue Soft-tone Bible

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NIV E100 Bible

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NIV Alpha Bible In One Year

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NIV Adventure Bible Hardback

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NIV Pocket Paperback Bible

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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 for the first time in 25 years, the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.This Bible also features: clear, readable 6.75pt texteasy-to-read layout shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible reading plan timeline book by book overview 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.More about the translationThis revised and updated edition of the NIV includes three main types of change, taking into account changes in the way we use language day to day; advances in biblical scholarship and understanding; and the need to ensure that gender accurate language is used, to faithfully reflect whether men and women are referred to in each instance. The translators have carefully assessed a huge body of scholarship, as well as inviting peer submissions, in order to review every word of the existing NIV to ensure it remains as clear and relevant today as when it was first published.Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

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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.