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June 6, 2023
6:00 pm
8:30 pm

Jane Delury: HEDGE Book Launch

The Ivy is thrilled to announce a book launch event for Jane Delury in celebration of her second novel, HEDGE!

HEDGE follows garden historian Maud Bentley as she 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 19th century 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.

In keeping with the theme of garden revelations, this event will feature:

6 p.m.: Tropical globe-making workshop with local plant shop B. Willow
7 p.m.: Author reading and conversation
All evening: A pop-up bar from Bird in Hand will offer drinks for purchase

Jane Delury is the author of The Balcony, a novel-in-stories, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her new novel, Hedge, is forthcoming from Zibby Books in June 2023. Her short stories have appeared in Granta, The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, Glimmer Train, 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 Real Simple,, LitHub, and Poets and Writers. 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. A 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 partner, the writer Don Lee.

The Ivy Bookshop, Back Patio


5928 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
Baltimore, 21209

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