Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Rick Glaze to celebrate his new book, Spanish Pieces of Eight.
This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks are strongly encouraged during this event.
PLEASE NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for March 28th, but was rescheduled.
About the Book
Do you think it's easy to inherit millions of dollars? Well, it's not for the Dennison kids.
Spanish Pieces of Eight is a Silicon Valley romp inside a modern-day Caribbean treasure-hunt that catapults four unwilling siblings into a battle of wit and greed, all who crave riches as well as their deceased father's praise and acceptance. All people on the globe sit down to type on their computer or text their friends, and know that Silicon Valley is a place where dreams come true. But this story is not about The Valley. It's about people and how they can be pushed and pulled into acting outlandishly in their own interests at the expense of everyone else.
The Silicon Valley marketing wiz and worldwide sailor dies hours before he is set to undo a complicated and family-busting competition for a vast treasure trove of Spanish gold and silver in the British Virgin Islands. Spoiled and self-centered, his children try to unwind the clues to the proverbial "pot of gold." The family lawyer, Bill Price, acquired Richard's diary only to page through it every evening providing the complete backstory of Richard's life....and the key to the treasure. Money, greed, and deep rifts in the family structure highlight this riveting story.
About Rick Glaze
Rick Glaze was a financial columnist in Silicon Valley for San Francisco's Nob Hill Gazette and the Los Altos Town Crier. He attended the Stanford University Creative Writing Program, and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. He published The Purple River in 2021. An award-winning songwriter Rick has rafted the Grand Canyon, the Salmon and Rogue Rivers as well as sailed throughout the Caribbean Sea.