Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “What the Living Do” as Want to Read:
What the Living Do
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

What the Living Do

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Until the age of twelve, Georgia Lee Kay-Stern believed she was Jewish — the story of her Cree birth family had been kept secret. Now she’s living on her own and attending first year university, and with her adoptive parents on sabbatical in Costa Rica, the old questions are back. What does it mean to be Native? How could her life have been different?
As Winnipeg is threat
Kindle Edition, 279 pages
Published September 26th 2018 by FriesenPress
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about What the Living Do, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about What the Living Do

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-27
Average rating 4.44  · 
Rating details
 ·  9 ratings  ·  4 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of What the Living Do
Sara Callaway
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Disturbing. Thought provoking. Complex. Gripping. Dark. Hopeful. Loving. An absolutely amazing read. Prize worthy.
Dianne Fries
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am trying to find the words to say how much I liked this book.
Like a flawless jewel, there was not one word that didn't serve the story.
All of the characters were believable and the plot was engaging enough that it kept me from doing any of the other things that needed to be done, including sleeping.
Jo-Ann Jones
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating masterpiece. As a former Winnipegger, who lived through the flood of 1997 and knows full well the history of aboriginal racism in our province, I recognize how well this novel sheds light on the sides and issues of murdered indigenous women, love and resentment, caring and loss with infinite insight and precious nuances. I truly had difficulty putting it down. What is always important to me is whether I like the characters in the midst of all the sorrow and drama and Dwyer had me dra ...more
The Canadian
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the structure of this novel and how it opens with a letter that really draws you into the characters, wanting to know more about what has happened. The dialogue between writers was also done very well and feels incredibly authentic. I highly recommend this book!

From CBCA Avid Reader #1
rated it really liked it
Oct 14, 2019
Doretta Lau
rated it it was amazing
Apr 21, 2019
Jessica Lagimodiere
rated it liked it
Sep 02, 2020
Joan Macnab
rated it really liked it
Feb 26, 2019
Erika Bock
rated it it was amazing
Jan 23, 2020
marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2019
Kelly Gilmour
marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2019
Danika Rice
marked it as to-read
Mar 17, 2019
Erin Little
marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2019
Mari Bonner
marked it as to-read
May 09, 2019
marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2019
marked it as to-read
Sep 26, 2019
Lynn Kent
marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2019
Enrique Fernandez
marked it as to-read
Dec 07, 2019
marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2019
marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2020
marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2020
Cassidy Nunn
marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2020
Melissa K
marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2020
Nadynne G.
marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2020
Deepti Rao
marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2021
Stephanie H
marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2021
marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Island of Sea Women
  • Be Still the Water
  • i see you. i am you.
  • 4th Time's a Charm: 13 Lessons and 39 Questions to Transform Your Marriage and Your Life
  • An Unnatural Choice
  • Did He Hit You?
  • Wild Madder
  • My Life Under Water
  • Clock Dance
  • Lost Empress
  • The Weaver Takes a Wife (The "Weaver" series Book 1)
  • Orphan Hero: A Novel of the Civil War
  • The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
  • Murder on Washington Square (Gaslight Mystery, #4)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Eye for an Eye (Jessica Daniel, #12)
  • John Woman
See similar books…

News & Interviews

Ciannon Smart has been holed up in her England home since the pandemic began a year ago, but by no means has she been idle. She’s been on...
30 likes · 6 comments