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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 Holy Bible (Hodder Classics)

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NIV Bible for Journalling and Verse-Mapping

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NIV Bible for Journalling and Verse-Mapping

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This NIV Bible for Journalling and Verse-Mapping, with a cover inspired by the Japanese ceramic art form, kintsugi, 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 blank 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 Larger Print Burgundy Hardback Bible

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This traditional hardback burgundy NIV Bible has 11pt print, making it easier to read for those who prefer larger text. The text is very clearly laid out on the page in two elegant columns, with minimal show-though. The cover design is the same as the standard NIV Popular Burgundy Hardback Bible (ISBN 9781444701487) which matches the stock of burgundy hardback pew Bibles churches will already have. The pagination is also the same, so everyone can turn to the same page when a reference is given out in church. It also features Old and New Testament maps, shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible, a reading plan and Bible guide, quick links to find inspiration and help in different life situations, and British spelling, grammar and punctuation. 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 Audio Bible in One Year read by David Suchet

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The NIV Audio Bible read by David Suchet has been arranged into daily readings to help you listen to the complete Bible in one year. In this six MP3 CD set, there is a portion from the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Psalms or Proverbs each day - each on separate tracks to keep navigation simple.Ever since he became a Christian at the age of forty, it was Poirot actor David Suchet's dream to make an audio recording of the whole Bible. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, David 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. It is now available in the popular Bible in One Year format - both on MP3 CD and as a digital download. This 80-hour 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. It is also available separately as an audio digital download.

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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 Super Giant Print Reference Bible Turquoise Imitation Leather

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The Complete NIV Audio Bible

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Ever since he became a Christian at the age of forty, it has been Poirot actor David Suchet's dream to make an audio recording of the whole Bible. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, David 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. This 80-hour 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. It is also available separately as an audio digital download. Ebooks of each section of the Bible - enhanced with Suchet's audio narration - are also available.

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NIV Women's Devotional Bible

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NIV Men's Devotional Bible

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NIV Bible - Words of Christ in Red

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NIV E100 Bible

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The Bible is the world's best-selling book - it is the most popular, most inspiring and most controversial book ever written. Packed with amazing stories and profound teachings, it has the power to Inspire, challenge, educate, puzzle amuse, inform and comfort. Essential 100 brings together one hundred essential readings and includes a short reflection on each, giving you the big picture from Genesis right through to Revelation Take up the challenge and allow the Bible to help you hear from God as he speaks into your life today. The E100 challenge is being taken up all over the world, inspiring people to make a commitment to read the Bible. The E100 Bible is a key resource for this journey of discovery. The E100 Bible uses Bible text from the New International Version. With over 400 million copies produced, the NIV is the most popular Bible translation in modern English.

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NIV Bible In One Year Hardback

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The Hodder NIV Bible In One Year splits up the whole Bible into daily readings, with an Old Testament, New Testament and Psalm or Proverbs excerpt for each day of the year. It is ideal for personal devotions or to read as a community. This Bible features an easy-to-read layout, a timeline of the Bible and an overview of Bible Books and genres.

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The Story

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Condensing the story of the Bible into 31 chapters, THE STORY is at the centre of a huge campaign to engage people with the Bible.

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The Story for Kids

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The Story: Teen Edition

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Condensing the story of the Bible into 31 chapters, THE STORY is at the centre of a huge campaign to engage people with the Bible.