September, 2019: What I Read

This month I read about — among other things — fallen angels in Paris, linguistic adultery, racism in America, monasticism in several religions, a starving writer in Scandinavia, stealing from armored trucks, matricide, Kabbalistic mysticism, emotionally constipated Canadians, and a profoundly touching memoir of marriage (by an 18th-century Chinese administrator)… Read on for the details.