We're proud to announce a new content-sharing relationship with the Barnes & Noble Review, Barnes & Noble's online arts and books magazine. We've long admired the thoughtful reviews and essays that appear on B&N Review, and look forward to them appearing in the Salon Books section, supplementing the definitive takes from our own Laura Miller, and Salon staff essays and interviews. As part of the partnership, selected pieces from Salon will in turn appear on B&N Review; Salon will also be exclusively using Barnes & Noble as the place we link to when we think readers may want to purchase a book. Our first piece is a review of a new biography of the fascinating Muriel Spark by Maud Newton, one of our favorite writers on books. Enjoy!