A peek at what's coming up in the Independent this week.

A recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days.

Spotlight Event

The famed cartoonist talks Doonesbury and the Donald on Mon., Aug. 29th, at 4PM

An appreciation and critique of “brand” books

Spotlight Event

The author of First Women comes to DC this Fri., Aug. 26th, at 7PM

Book Blog

The best writer you’ve never heard of

Spotlight Event

The author of The Wages of Desire comes to Baltimore Wed., Aug. 24th, at 7PM

Beyond The Book

What do book lovers have queued up on their nightstands and ready to read before lights-out? We asked a couple of them, and here’s what they said.