Welcome to the Book Circle - our brand new book club.
We're launching with Chris Cleave's The Other Hand, join in our discussion below to share your views on this emotional read.
About the book:
The Other Hand tells the story of two very different women—a young refugee from the Nigerian delta and a suburban English housewife-whose lives collided years ago on a beach in Africa. Told in alternating voices, with humanity and humour, the story follows the course of their friendship as they struggle to save themselves and each other from the cruelties of life. In the end, their bond will face the ultimate test when each woman must make a devastating decision.
"This is truly an amazing, heart-wrenching book. I'm speechless at its beauty and cruelty and can't bring myself to write or say anything about the actual storyline for fear of not doing it any justice or giving anything away. What I will say is that Chris Cleave has captured the fear and single-mindedness of being alone, vulnerable and terrified, and has blown me away with this book."
Nicola Golding - Waterstone's Bookseller
Read more about Chris on his author page