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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.

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

The Story of the Lost Child
by Elena Ferrante

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (The Neapolitan Novels #3)
by Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend
by Elena Ferrante

The Beach at Night
by Elena Ferrante

The Lost Daughter
by Elena Ferrante

The Days of Abandonment
by Elena Ferrante

Troubling Love
by Elena Ferrante

The Golden State
by Lydia Kiesling

A River of Stars
by Vanessa Hua

Amateur Hour
by Kimberly Harrington

That Kind of Mother
by Rumaan Alam

That Kind of Mother
by Rumaan Alam

On Immunity
by Eula Biss

Our Andromeda
by Brenda Shaughnessy

by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Bring Down the Little Birds
by Carmen GimŽnez Smith

Bring Down the Little Birds
by Carmen GimŽnez Smith

An Excellent Choice
by Emma Brockes

Raising a Rare Girl
by Heather Lanier

Now My Heart Is Full
by Laura June

Homing Instincts
by Sarah Menkedick

Body Full of Stars
by Molly Caro May

Like a Mother
by Angela Garbes

Guidebook to Relative Strangers
by Camille T Dungy

Revolutionary Mothering
by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

The Blue Jay's Dance
by Louise Erdrich

The Motherhood Affidavits
by Laura Jean Baker

Things That Helped
by Jessica Friedmann

A Life's Work
by Rachel Cusk

Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood
by Anne Enright

A Child of One's Own
by Rachel Bowlby

The Folded Clock
by Heidi Julavits

by Sarah Manguso

After Birth
by Elisa Albert

Little Labors
by Rivka Galchen

The Republic of Motherhood
by Liz Berry

by Jacqueline Rose

And Now We Have Everything
by Meaghan O'Connell

The End We Start From
by Megan Hunter

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

A Woman Is a Woman Until She Is a Mother
by Anna Prushinskaya

Free Woman
by Lara Feigel

A Circle of Quiet
by Madeleine L'Engle

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

My Body Created a Human
by Emma Ahlqvist

by Andi Galdi Vinko

This Boy We Made
by Taylor Harris

Weird Girls
by Caroline Hagood

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

Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change
by Angela Garbes

Send Me Into the Woods Alone
by Erin Pepler

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

Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Jenny Offill

Little Labors
by Rivka Galchen

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

Drifts: A Novel
by Kate Zambreno

A Ghost in the Throat
by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

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

Wicked But Virtuous
by Mirka Mora

Nightbitch: A Novel
by Rachel Yoder

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