How Nicky Flynn Got A Life In A Book

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Art Corriveau's new young adult novel, "How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get A Life (And A Dog)," takes on the subject of divorce from the perspective of Nicky Flynn, an 11- year-old boy.  In the book, Nicky is forced to leave his tree-lined suburb of Littleton for a cramped apartment in Charlestown, where he has a tough time adjusting to his new surroundings. That is, until Reggie the former seeing-eye-dog comes along.

Corriveau said was inspired to write "Nicky Flynn" when his nephew complained that "there are no good books out there for boys, unless you like wizards or dragons."  His new book is definitely not about dragons, but rather a real boy with real problems who --through his friendship with Reggie the dog -- learns important lessons about himself and the world around him.


  • Art Corriveau, author of "How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get A Life (and a Dog)"


  • Read an excerpt from the book (PDF)

This program aired on September 27, 2010.


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