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Carrie Gessner I'm editing this because I apparently misunderstood the question. Yes, The Stroke of Thirteen is a sequel to "Where You Can See the Stars," but you…moreI'm editing this because I apparently misunderstood the question. Yes, The Stroke of Thirteen is a sequel to "Where You Can See the Stars," but you don't have to read them in order.

[It's not! It's a standalone contemporary fantasy novel set in the real world. :)

Book two in the Heartfriends trilogy is tentatively titled The Shadow of the Endless Night. I don't yet have an estimated release date for that.](less)
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“I don't know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting.”
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“There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.”
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“In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.”
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