Little Bee by Chris Cleave is "a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London." The back cover says:
"This is the story of two women. Their lives collide one fateful day, and one of them has to make a terrible choice, the kind of choice we hope you never have to face. Two years later, they meet again -- the story starts there. Once you have read it, you'll want to tell your frienmds about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens. The magic is in how the story unfolds."Bonnie says, "Much of the book takes place in England, but some really important events take place in Nigeria. I also recommend this book for both countries."