“. . .a book that inspires hope without sappiness, that captures pain but celebrates love.”

Natalie Murchison

Washington City Paper


“Each narrative opens wide African-American culture and communal history with care and unabashed affection. . .  Flying Home is a welcome addition to the canon of African-American literary fiction.”

Jonetta Rose Barras

East of the River News

David Nicholson

Flying Home was recently reviewed in the

New York Times Book Review!

“Flying Home, David Nicholson’s resonant volume of short fiction, will appeal to fans of Edward P. Jones and George Pelecanos, but can stand  without the easy comparisons.”

William O'Sullivan

The Washingtonian

“This isn't just the African American experience in our new and changing capital city, it’s the human experience, rendered with the grace and wisdom of our best writers.”

Robert Bausch


“David Nicholson is such a gifted, assured storyteller that I read Flying Home in a single sitting, pulled from one beautifully written, wise, and moving story to the next, so enchanted by the lives he explores in the ‘secret city,’ and by his skill, that I was unaware of the passage of time. This is superbly crafted, memorable writing that will leave readers hungering for more.”

Charles Johnson

National Book Award-winning author of Middle Passage