Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Other November ninths fill out the list, but Germans recognize a Schicksalstag, a fateful day, when they see one.

Source: Sigrid MacRae, “Two Germanys” (Harper’s)

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