For her hit novel Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng chose a familiar setting: the famously zoned plots of her hometown, Shaker Heights. In the book, two sociopolitically opposed clans come into conflict as characters lounge in historic homes and pedal through the suburb’s canopied streets. Shaker takes the spotlight again in Hulu’s 2020 miniseries adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, which started principal photography in May. If it films on location, here are three sets we’d snag.
Cleveland Museum of Art: The University Circle jewel plays a crucial role in the book’s central mystery, housing a surprising photograph that reveals past secrets — though the photographer, Pauline Hawthorne, is a work of fiction.
Heinen’s: An enigmatic Shaker newcomer, Mia Warren remarks the local grocery “[treats] you like aristocracy” — high praise for the chain’s historic Shaker location, which opened as a butcher shop in 1929
Shaker Heights High School: The book’s teens spend so much time at this public high school, it’s practically its own character. Their parents even heap on praises, touting its AP classes, theater program and planetarium.