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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 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.The Bible is bound in a printed hardback cover with an inspiring botanical design of green and pink foliage. Pink and green ribbons help you keep your place, and a charcoal grey elastic keeps the pages together.

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NIV Bible for Journalling and Verse-Mapping

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NIV Thinline Cloth Bible

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A handsomely presented cloth-bound Thinline NIV Bible with elastic strap closure and 7.25PT British Text.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. The NIV 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 - basic reading plan - quick links to find inspiration and help from the Bible in different life situations.- Short concordance- British text 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 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 Study Bible Hardback

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The NIV Study Bible, featuring Dr. D.A. Carson as general editor, is built on the truth of Scripture and centred on the gospel message. An ambitious and comprehensive undertaking, Dr. Carson, with committee members Dr. T. Desmond Alexander, Dr. Richard S. Hess, Dr. Douglas J. Moo, and Dr. Andrew David Naselli, along with a team of over 60 contributors from a wide range of evangelical denominations and perspectives, crafted all-new study notes and other study tools to present a biblical theology of God's special revelation in the Scriptures. To further aid the readers' understanding of the Bible, also included are full-colour maps, charts, photos and diagrams. In addition, a single-column setting of the Bible text provides maximum readability.The accessible and fresh interior design will capture your attention and enhance your study experience.Features include:- Over 60 scholarly contributors- Over 1.2 million words of new content- Over 3,000 pages packed with in-depth study tools- Nearly 20,000 all-new, comprehensive verse-by-verse study notes- Customised, theologically rich, illustrated book introductions- 6 section introductions to literary genres ("The Pentateuch," "The Historical Books," etc.)- Full-color interior with extensive use of over 60 colourful charts, over 90 maps, and hundreds of photos- Comprehensive library of over 30 articles by award-winning scholars on topics such as "The Bible and Theology," "The Glory of God," "Covenant," "Love and Grace," and more- Cross-reference system- Complete text of the New International Version (US English)- Concordance with over 35,000 Scripture references

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NIV Study Bible Large Print Hardback

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NIV Study Bible Brown/Tan Duo-Tone Personal Size

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NIV Study Bible Sea Glass/Caribbean Duo-Tone Personal Size

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The NIV Study Bible, featuring Dr. D.A. Carson as general editor, is built on the truth of Scripture and centred on the gospel message. An ambitious and comprehensive undertaking, Dr. Carson, with committee members Dr. T. Desmond Alexander, Dr. Richard S. Hess, Dr. Douglas J. Moo, and Dr. Andrew David Naselli, along with a team of over 60 contributors from a wide range of evangelical denominations and perspectives, crafted all-new study notes and other study tools to present a biblical theology of God's special revelation in the Scriptures. To further aid the readers' understanding of the Bible, also included are full-colour maps, charts, photos and diagrams. In addition, a single-column setting of the Bible text provides maximum readability.The accessible and fresh interior design will capture your attention and enhance your study experience.Features include:- Over 60 scholarly contributors- Over 1.2 million words of new content- Over 3,000 pages packed with in-depth study tools- Nearly 20,000 all-new, comprehensive verse-by-verse study notes- Customized, theologically rich, illustrated book introductions- 6 section introductions to literary genres ("The Pentateuch," "The Historical Books," etc.)- Full-color interior with extensive use of over 60 colourful charts, over 90 maps, and hundreds of photos- Comprehensive library of over 30 articles by award-winning scholars on topics such as "The Bible and Theology," "The Glory of God," "Covenant," "Love and Grace," and more- Cross-reference system- Complete text of the New International Version (US English)- Concordance with over 35,000 Scripture references

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NIV Larger Print Compact Single Column Reference Bible

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A beautiful soft-tone leatherbound New International Version Bible from the NIV Larger Print range. This Anglicised edition has 9.5pt text, with a single-column layout, marginal cross-references and a concordance.A single-column, reference NIV Bible with 9.5pt text - larger and easier to read than the NIV Popular range. This cherry red soft-tone edition features ribbon markers and beautiful illustrated endpapers.Please note that the page numbers of this Larger 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 includes two ribbon markers and beautifully illustrated endpapers which reflect the detail of the card presentation wrap. It uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally. There is space to write a dedication inside the front of the Bible. 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 and is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.

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NIV Compact Proclamation Bible

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NIV Large Print Single-Column Deluxe Reference Bible

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NIV LUMO JESUS Books of the Bible

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The Books of the Bible (New Testament) is a revolutionary new presentation of Scripture that strips away centuries of artificial formatting, leaving behind nothing but pure Bible text. The result is a Bible unlike any other available today, but more like the original Scriptures. The Books of the Bible is specially designed to be read from start to finish, as if you were reading a novel. Natural literary breaks have been restored and the books have been rearranged chronologically, rather than by length, leading to a more authentic presentation of the Bible. There is also a helpful introduction to each book that sets the text in context, rather than adding explanation or application. The NIV text is also set in single-column format, rather than in two columns as you usually find in the Bible. This aids reading longer chunks at a time, as you would if you were reading a novel for pleasure.This edition features colour photos from the LUMO Project films of the four Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The project has been informed by leading world experts' latest theological, historical and archaeological research on every aspect of life in first century Palestine. It was shot on location in Morocco, using the very latest 35mm digital film cameras to ensure picture quality of the very highest standard across a number of platforms - cinema, broadcast, BluRay, DVD and the web. The voice-over script is taken from the NIV Bible but the films have been shot with the intention of overlaying the Bible text in any language. These multi-language Biblical resources are set to transform the way in which people engage, discover and study the life of Jesus through the Gospels.

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The NIV Street Pastors Bible

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Pioneered in London in 2003 by Rev Les Isaac, Street Pastors is an inter-denominational church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue. There are now 9,000 trained volunteers in around 250 teams around the United Kingdom. This handy, pocket-sized, Street Pastors-branded NIV Bible with sixteen colour pages at the beginning explains the work of the organisation, what the Bible is and how to start reading. It is designed especially for Street Pastors to give out on patrol and has space in the front for Street Pastors to fill in local details, as well as a short Bible study at the back. It is also available in a ten copy pack.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. 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, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

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NIV Tiny Navy Soft-tone Bible with Zip

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NIV Gospel of Matthew

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'Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.' (Matt 28:19 NIV)Excellent value, pocket-sized paperback of Matthew's Gospel, ideal for giving away. Matthew'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.

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NIV Proclamation Bible

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The Complete NIV Audio Bible

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NIV Journalling Plum Soft-tone Bible with Clasp

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NIV Journalling Mint Polka Dot Cloth Bible

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NIV Traveller's Soft-Tone Bible

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This Bible features:- clear, readable 7.25pt text- easy-to-read layout - shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible - reading plan - quick links to find inspiration and help from the Bible in different life situations.- short concordance- pen loop- ribbon- This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally.With 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.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.