Jane Delury with Carol Edgarian - Hedge (Corte Madera Store)

Jane Delury
in conversation with Carol Edgarian


Corte Madera Store

Thurs., June 15, 2023 • 1:00pm PT

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Award-winning author Jane Delury’s new novel, Hedge, revolves around one transformational summer when a garden historian has an affair while she restores a lush private estate - a choice that jeopardizes her marriage and more. Hedge is an unforgettable story about the conflicts of motherhood, the lure of desire, and the pressure of intellectual ambition.

Garden historian Maud Bentley packs up her daughters to spend a summer at a Hudson Valley estate, leaving her husband behind in California.  An idyllic return to days in the sun restoring a 19thcentury garden takes an unexpected turn when Maud becomes entangled with her archeologist neighbor. Just as Maud’s life seems set on a new, exciting course, her eldest daughter reveals an explosive secret that drives the family back to Marin. The lies and passions of that summer continue to haunt Maud years later, as she restores the garden of one of San Francisco’s founders. Another unexpected encounter and a growing friendship—this time with the reclusive artist funding Maud’s project—resurrects old questions and patterns, bringing the past back to the surface and forever changing Maud’s life.

Jane Delury is the author of The Balcony which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her short stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, Five Points, Narrative, and other publications. Her awards include a PEN/O. Henry Prize, a Pushcart Special Mention, and grants from the Maryland State Arts Council. Her essays have appeared in Poets and Writers, Oprah.com, LitHub, and Real Simple. She holds a BA in English and French literature from UC Santa Cruz, a maîtrise from the University of Grenoble, and an MA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. An associate professor at the University of Baltimore, she teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts and directs the BA in English. She lives in Baltimore with her daughters and her husband, the writer Don Lee.

Carol Edgarian is a novelist, essayist, editor, and publisher. A New York Times bestselling author, her novels include Vera, Three Stages of Amazement, and Rise the Euphrates. Her essays and articles regularly appear in national magazines and anthologies, and she is editor of The Writer’s Life: Intimate Thoughts on Work, Love, Inspiration, and Fame. She is cofounder and editor of Narrative, a leading digital publisher of fiction, poetry, essays and art, and Narrative in the Schools, which provides free reading and writing resources to students and teachers in forty countries. She lives in San Francisco with her family.






Jane Delury photo courtesy of Wicked Petunia Photography. Carol Edgarian photo courtesy of the author.



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ISBN: 9798985282856
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Published: Zibby Books - June 6th, 2023

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