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The Love You Thought Would Never End


When the world is at war with itself and there is uncertainty at every turn, we look for something lasting that we can believe in. For Kip Woods, the thing that never abandons him is the love he feels for his college friend, Thaddeus Kaufman. 

Perhaps unfortunately, Thaddeus never returns that love, focusing his attention instead on his wife and his career — until the day that he needs something from Kip. And then that unshakable love threatens to come to an end and to destroy some lives along the way. 

Kip and Thaddeus are the protagonists in the new novel by Scott Spencer, the master of longing who wrote “Endless Love,” made into an unforgettable 1981 film starring the young Brooke Shields and directed by Franco Zeffirelli. 

Spencer, who lives in Rhinebeck, N.Y., will talk about his new book, “An Ocean Without A Shore,” in a Zoom talk with Dick Hermans sponsored by Oblong Books and Music on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. The talk is free but registration is required; go to www.oblongbooks.com/event.

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