Andrea J. Buchanan

Andrea J. Buchanan is a New York Times bestselling writer whose newest book is the young adult novel GIFT. Her work includes The Daring Book For Girls, Mother Shock, and six other books. Both GIFT and the digital short-story WAKING UP have free, downloadable, playable Minecraft maps based on the stories. Before becoming a writer, Andi was a classical pianist; she studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she earned her bachelor of music degree, and continued her graduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory, earning a master’s degree in piano performance. Her last recital was at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. She lives in Philadelphia with her family.


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“It is enough to see you so happy,” Mor said, putting his hands on my shoulders.
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Mor hadn’t yet brought the stool up, but I threw open the lid and ran my hands over the keys and began a Bach Invention standing. Only when my eyes welled up so that I could barely tell the black keys from the white did I stop playing and try to speak.
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I learned later that Samuel had helped Mor sell his favorite painting to buy the piano. Man with a Hammer. It was an oil painting of a worker, hammer in hand, his arms raised as if to bring the tool down on something impenetrable. The worker’s exertion was visible, the weight of everything in the definition of his muscles. I had admired the painting for its execution, but to Mor it was a political statement. I was stunned that he would part with it, his proudest work, but all he would say about the sale, trading the painting for the piano, was, “For you, it was necessary,” with an awkward kiss on the cheek.
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