Galveston’s annual citywide book pick always generates spirited discussions and multiple viewpoints, and this year’s book is likely to divide readers into two factions: people who like grits and those who don’t.

The Galveston Reads selection, “Where the Crawdads Sing,” is a novel spun around the life of Kya, a young woman in touch with her coastal surroundings but less in touch with the people around her.

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com.

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