Hedge

A Novel

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Pub Date Jun 06 2023 | Archive Date Jun 06 2023

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Description

An emotionally charged, richly observed novel about a woman balancing the demands of motherhood and marriage with her own needs.

 

Maud is a talented garden historian and devoted mom to daughters Ella and Louise. Motivated to reignite her career and escape her troubled marriage, she accepts a summer job restoring the garden of a lush, 19th century estate in the Hudson Valley.

 

Reveling in her work and temporary independence, Maud relishes her days in the sun. While waiting for her daughters to join her at the end of their school year, she strikes up a friendship with a coworker, archeologist Gabriel Crews. As the two share nightly dinners, their relationship grows more intimate, and Maud starts to imagine a future outside of her stifling marriage. Once Ella and Louise arrive, however, she is torn by her desire for Gabriel, her obligations to her daughters, and her growing concern for Ella’s dark moods. Is Ella acting out because she senses that Maud and Gabriel have fallen in love?

 

What happens next is a seismic shock that profoundly changes Maud's life, as well as the lives of everyone she cares about.

 

Deeply moving and impossible to put down, Hedge is an unforgettable portrait of a woman’s longing to be a good mother while still answering the call of her soul and mind.

An emotionally charged, richly observed novel about a woman balancing the demands of motherhood and marriage with her own needs.

 

Maud is a talented garden historian and devoted mom to daughters Ella...


Advance Praise

"It’s impossible to turn away from Jane Delury’s newest novel, Hedge. I fell deeply and intensely into this story of love, loss, marriage and parenthood. These are characters, this is a book, you will never forget."

—Jessica Anya Blau, author of Mary Jane


“How do we protect those we love when there might be a terrible cost to ourselves? Which version of a story do we really believe about ourselves and others—and why? Delury’s immersive novel is about family and lovers, passion and responsibility, and it’s filled with such gorgeous writing, compassion and stunning surprises, that I couldn’t bear to tear myself from the page.” 

—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of With or Without You


"A beautiful exploration of the fragility of family life and the inherent tension between motherhood and desire. I simply could not put it down. Transfixing and utterly rewarding."

—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Spectacular


“Delury has done the impossible: written a seemingly quiet novel about a woman trapped in a bad marriage that builds and builds and builds until suddenly you realize you’re reading a page turner. I could not stop turning the pages. Hedge is a wonderful book.”

—Marcy Dermansky, author of Hurricane Girl

"It’s impossible to turn away from Jane Delury’s newest novel, Hedge. I fell deeply and intensely into this story of love, loss, marriage and parenthood. These are characters, this is a book, you...


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ISBN 9781958506042
PRICE $16.99 (USD)
PAGES 272

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