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Book Review Title: "How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home" Author: Charlie Wing Publisher: R.S. Means, 2012; 208 pages; $22.95 By the time you see this, I pray that Hurricane Sandy will have wound herself down, giving our East Coast friends and neighbors a moment's rest before they begin putting their homes and towns back together again. There were many stories of heroism and rescue to come out of this disaster, but one that touched me personally probably failed to make many front pages. Brooklyn, N.Y., writer Deanna Zandt realized early on in the storm that the wind had blown her home's fire hatch wide open. In her own words: "I went to the back of the house, slowly, and noticed light and a breeze coming through the cracks of the doors of my back closet. Opened the doors to find that the lid to the fire escape roof hatch had blown off. Here's the problem with this whole lid-blowing-off thing: it's not just the...