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There are a lot of books that include stories of creative mothers or are by creative mothers. Here are some of them.

Cover for Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (Neapolitan Novels Book 3)Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (Neapolitan Novels Book 3)
by Elena Ferrante

Cover for The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels Book 2)The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels Book 2)
by Elena Ferrante

Cover for My Brilliant FriendMy Brilliant Friend
by Elena Ferrante

Cover for The Story of the Lost ChildThe Story of the Lost Child
by Elena Ferrante

Cover for The Beach at NightThe Beach at Night
by Elena Ferrante

Cover for The Lost DaughterThe Lost Daughter
by Elena Ferrante

Cover for The Days of AbandonmentThe Days of Abandonment
by Elena Ferrante

Cover for Troubling LoveTroubling Love
by Elena Ferrante

Cover for The Golden StateThe Golden State
by Lydia Kiesling

Cover for A River of StarsA River of Stars
by Vanessa Hua

Cover for Amateur HourAmateur Hour
by Kimberly Harrington

Cover for That Kind of MotherThat Kind of Mother
by Rumaan Alam

Cover for That Kind of MotherThat Kind of Mother
by Rumaan Alam

Cover for On ImmunityOn Immunity
by Eula Biss

Cover for Our AndromedaOur Andromeda
by Brenda Shaughnessy

Cover for OceanicOceanic
by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Cover for Bring Down the Little BirdsBring Down the Little Birds
by Carmen GimŽnez Smith

Cover for Bring Down the Little BirdsBring Down the Little Birds
by Carmen GimŽnez Smith

Cover for An Excellent ChoiceAn Excellent Choice
by Emma Brockes

Cover for Raising a Rare GirlRaising a Rare Girl
by Heather Lanier

Cover for Now My Heart Is FullNow My Heart Is Full
by Laura June

Cover for Homing InstinctsHoming Instincts
by Sarah Menkedick

Cover for Body Full of StarsBody Full of Stars
by Molly Caro May

Cover for Like a MotherLike a Mother
by Angela Garbes

Cover for Guidebook to Relative StrangersGuidebook to Relative Strangers
by Camille T Dungy

Cover for Revolutionary MotheringRevolutionary Mothering
by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Cover for The Blue Jay's DanceThe Blue Jay's Dance
by Louise Erdrich

Cover for The Motherhood AffidavitsThe Motherhood Affidavits
by Laura Jean Baker

Cover for Things That HelpedThings That Helped
by Jessica Friedmann

Cover for A Life's WorkA Life's Work
by Rachel Cusk

Cover for Making Babies: Stumbling into MotherhoodMaking Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood
by Anne Enright

Cover for A Child of One's OwnA Child of One's Own
by Rachel Bowlby

Cover for The Folded ClockThe Folded Clock
by Heidi Julavits

Cover for OngoingnessOngoingness
by Sarah Manguso

Cover for After BirthAfter Birth
by Elisa Albert

Cover for Little LaborsLittle Labors
by Rivka Galchen

Cover for The Republic of MotherhoodThe Republic of Motherhood
by Liz Berry

Cover for MothersMothers
by Jacqueline Rose

Cover for And Now We Have EverythingAnd Now We Have Everything
by Meaghan O'Connell

Cover for The End We Start FromThe End We Start From
by Megan Hunter

Cover for Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and InstitutionOf Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution
by Adrienne Rich

Cover for A Woman Is a Woman Until She Is a MotherA Woman Is a Woman Until She Is a Mother
by Anna Prushinskaya

Cover for Free WomanFree Woman
by Lara Feigel

Cover for A Circle of QuietA Circle of Quiet
by Madeleine L'Engle

Cover for How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and Other Parents)How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and Other Parents)
by Hettie Judah

Cover for My Body Created a HumanMy Body Created a Human
by Emma Ahlqvist

Cover for SORRY I GAVE BIRTH I DISAPPEARED BUT NOW I'M BACKSORRY I GAVE BIRTH I DISAPPEARED BUT NOW I'M BACK
by Andi Galdi Vinko

Cover for This Boy We MadeThis Boy We Made
by Taylor Harris

Cover for Weird GirlsWeird Girls
by Caroline Hagood

Cover for Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First YearOperating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
by Anne Lamott

Cover for Essential Labor: Mothering as Social ChangeEssential Labor: Mothering as Social Change
by Angela Garbes

Cover for Send Me Into the Woods AloneSend Me Into the Woods Alone
by Erin Pepler

Cover for Good Mom on Paper: Writers on Creativity and Motherhood (Essais, 13)Good Mom on Paper: Writers on Creativity and Motherhood (Essais, 13)
by

Cover for Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries)Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Jenny Offill

Cover for Little LaborsLittle Labors
by Rivka Galchen

Cover for To Write as if Already Dead (Rereadings)To Write as if Already Dead (Rereadings)
by Kate Zambreno

Cover for Drifts: A NovelDrifts: A Novel
by Kate Zambreno

Cover for A Ghost in the ThroatA Ghost in the Throat
by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Cover for I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive: On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton (American Music Series)I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive: On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton (American Music Series)
by Lynn Melnick

Cover for Wicked But VirtuousWicked But Virtuous
by Mirka Mora

Cover for Nightbitch: A NovelNightbitch: A Novel
by Rachel Yoder

Cover for The Baby on the Fire Escape: Creativity, Motherhood, and the Mind-Baby ProblemThe Baby on the Fire Escape: Creativity, Motherhood, and the Mind-Baby Problem
by Julie Phillips