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"Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells" by Pico Iyer; Knopf (231 pages, $25.95) ___ Thirty years ago, travel writer Pico Iyer went to Japan seeking a life of solitude, a copy of Thoreau in his suitcase. "I went to Japan to learn how to live with less hurry and fear of time," he writes, "Walden"-style. To live simply and alone. What he found was an endlessly fascinating culture perpetually ...

"We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time" by Jose Andres; Anthony Bourdain/Ecco (288 pages, $27.99) ___ On Sept. 29, 2017, Donald Trump was explaining why federal relief to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria was moving so slowly: "This is an island surrounded by water - big water, ocean water." By that time, chef Jose Andres had already been on the ground ...

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Claire Hartfield's new book, "A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919" (Clarion Books) begins with a line from the Carl Sandburg poem "I Am the People, the Mob": "Sometimes I growl, shake myself and spatter a few red drops for history to remember. Then - I forget." Hartfield, an education consultant, attorney and Hyde Park native, doesn't want the world to forget the story her ...

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"Into the Raging Sea" by Rachel Slade; Ecco (391 pages, $27.99) ___ The wrecks are so familiar: The Titanic. The Edmund Fitzgerald. Even the Andrea Gail of "The Perfect Storm." But such maritime tragedies are extraordinarily rare. In fact, when the container ship El Faro sank near the Bahamas in 2015, a casualty of Hurricane Joaquin, it had been 35 years since American shipping suffered such a ...

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It’s common for car problems to go unnoticed, especially issues under the hood. That’s not the case with an oil leak — you’ll likely know righ…

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A woman who became disruptive on a flight from New York to Los Angeles last month forced an American Airlines flight, carrying 97 passengers, …

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SACRAMENTO — For almost 27 years, Danny and Dorothy Delgado pulled into the driveway of their Parkway Estates home without a glance at their f…

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After heavy winter rains flooded much of the Midwest, such extended inundation may spell the demise of many evergreen city trees. With such fl…

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DETROIT — Google is concentrating its autonomous car testing on the more difficult and unpredictable scenarios that crop up on surface streets…

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