Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere is coming to life thanks to Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon and will premiere on Hulu March 18. First known for her book Everything I Never Told You, Ng is loved for her emotional dramas about race and family. In Little Fires Everywhere we’re taken to the suburb of Shaker Heights, OH, in the late ’90s where we learn about the fire — and we then rewind one year prior and meet the cast of characters, just like in Big Little Lies, there’s more than meets the eye.
“Celeste wove a beautiful, riveting story that spoke to all of us,” Hulu’s chief content officer Joel Stillerman told Variety. “We’re honored to bring this powerful story to the screen with Hello Sunshine, in their first studio project. This is exactly the type of compelling and culturally relevant content that embodies our Hulu Originals brand.”
So if you’ve read Little Fires Everywhere we’ve got a few more books that we know you’ll love — these similar suspense novels have the same element of unraveling intrigue, grab you from the beginning and explore the cost of family secrets while illuminating the high stakes of keeping them buried, the complexities of mother-daughter relationships and more.
And if you haven’t yet read Ng’s second novel but Scandal, This Is Us, and Big Little Lies are among your favorite TV shows, this list is for you too.