Author Event: Frye Gaillard - A Hard Rain
A Hard Rain is a sweeping account of the 1960s, told decade by decade. Author Frye Gaillard was a Vanderbilt college student in the very early 1960s, and his experiences there informed his lifetime as a journalist. This new work is his first comprehensive account reflecting on those transformative years.
Frye Gaillard has given us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller's eye to this pivotal time in American life. He explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times -- civil rights, black power, women's liberation, the War in Vietnam, and the protests against it.
On the one-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the Civil War, award-winning author Frye Gaillard reflects on the war--and the way we remember it--through letters written by his family, including his great-great grandfather and his two sons, both of whom were Confederate officers.
With a combination of song lyrics and reflective essays, Alabama author Frye Gaillard and recording artist Kathryn Scheldt pay tribute to the literary legacy of Alabama songwriters. Included here are reflections on the works of Hank Williams, Emmylou Harris, and W. C. Handy, among many others.
Frye Gaillard's first encounters with books were disappointing.