HBO's Somebody Somewhere, starring Bridget Everett and Jeff Hiller, recently wrapped up its second season and announced it will be back for a third. Set in Kansas, the story follows Sam, struggling after the death of her sister, and Joel whose friendship becomes Sam's path to healing and connection. While the show is tender, warmhearted, and funny, it grapples with loss, fear of change, and the instinct to close yourself off to avoid being hurt. While you wait for another season, these books offer some of the same themes of friendship, chosen family, a sense of place, and staying open to life.
Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.