I've just read a book of short stories by UK writer Helen Simpson called Hey Yeah Right Get a Life. All the stories are about being a mother. There are stressed out stay at home mums. There are stressed out career mums. There are mums struggling with the loss of time for themselves and their changed identities, and changed adult relationships.
It is such a relief to find truths about mothering in fiction.
I can recommend this book. I'm adding it to my list of recommended books about mothering in fiction.
Mothers in Fiction:
Nursery Crimes: A Mommy Track Mystery - Ayelet Waldman
I Don't Know How She Does It - Alison Pearson
We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Schriver
Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
The Hours - Michael Cunningham
Dying for Cake - Louise Limerick*
The Love Child - Fran Cusworth*
Safety - Tegan Bennet Daylight*
Arlington Park - Rachel Cusk
Little Children - Tom Perrotta
Hey Yeah Right Get a Life - Helen Simpson
Herland (1915) - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
What Daintha Did (1910) - Charlotte Perkins Gilman