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Property: Stories Between Two Novellas" (HarperCollins), by Lionel Shriver
The Best Cook in the World: Tales from my Momma's Table," (Alfred A. Knopf), by Rick Bragg.
Old Crow Medicine Show, "Volunteer" (Columbia Nashville)
Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece" (Simon & Schuster), by Michael Benson
A goofy sense of inconsequentiality is an underappreciated trait in comedies. There's an abiding charm to movies so low in their stakes and so loose in their order that they feel as if at any moment they might fall apart. Films like "Caddyshack" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" are good examples, but outside of the loose absurdities of some of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's films ("Step Brothers," ''Anchorman") most of today's big-screen comedies are more conceptually tidy.
Walter "Wolfman" Washington, "My Future Is My Past" (Anti-Records)
The characters in the new film "Kodachrome ," a good-natured if by-the-numbers road trip and relationship drama with Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen and Ed Harris, are enchanted by the analog. Music is to be listened to on vinyl. Maps are to be read, and not by Siri, to get to a destination.
Sting & Shaggy, "44/876" (A&M/Interscope Records)
Our Little Secret: a Novel" (St. Martin's Press), by Roz Nay
The Art of the Wasted Day" (Viking), by Patricia Hampl
The Fallen" (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci
NEW YORK (AP) The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists:
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) Will Ferrell was banged up in a car crash but is very much alive, despite a false report online that the comic actor died.
Kimbra, "Primal Heart" (Warner Bros.)
Laura Veirs, "The Lookout" (Raven Marching Band Records)
The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky" (Knopf), by Jana Casale
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath" (Little, Brown and Co.), by Leslie Jamison