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 author of City on a Hilltop comes to DC on Sun., June 25th, at 6PM.

Poetry Review

A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

Beyond The Book

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

Book Blog

How remote landscapes bring stories to life on the small screen

Essay

The Israeli author snags the coveted international prize

Beyond The Book

In honor of the literary game the late Christopher Hitchens used to play with his friend Salman Rushdie, “Titles That Didn’t Quite Make It,” here are some well-known book names that seem, um, less compelling with just one word swapped out.