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Sign of Life: A Story of Family, Tragedy, Music, and Healing

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Just after noon on a spring day in 2006, aspiring singer songwriter Hilary Williams and her sister Holly – the granddaughters of country legend Hank Williams and daughters of country music star Hank Williams Jr. – were driving through Mississippi down a rural stretch of Route 61 on their way to their grandfather’s funeral. Suddenly, the front wheel of the truck became caug ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Da Capo Press
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Denise
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pros: What an inspiring story and appreciate how Hilary Williams tells the good the ugly, the pleasant and gritty. Like how she owned how the human body works, especially after the multiple surgeries, the medication reactions and how it literally hurts to heal. The support she received from family members, medial staff and music industry is heart warming to read about. Her after death experience is amazing.

Cons: Not much, if anything.

Cover art: 5 out of 5
Jan
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-bought
Not only do you get to read Hilary's inspirational story you get some more info on Hank Jr's accident, Hank Sr and Audrey's lives and how all the kids/grandkids are related to the Williams that we've heard of as singers! So its not just all about Hilary but her relations come into a lot of it too which made for a very interesting story along with her accident and recovery. You get to see a different side of Hank Jr as her Dad even though he wasn't in her life very much due to his career and a di ...more
Dale Stonehouse
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
The hook in this book for me was that the author had a near-death experience in common with her father, Hank William Jr., hers in a car accident and his after falling down a mountain. Aside from that, it seems you would have to know some of these people to really get involved. Outside of the accident and hospital stay and surgeries, there are stories about Nashville musicians many people will not be familiar with. I like the effort, but I guess only a daughter could make Hank Jr. sound boring.
D
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book with lots of personal and family information and history, unfortunately, I was a little confused. Miss Williams would be talking about her accident and injuries and then go off on another completely different tangent about family history. Was she trying to tell us about her accident or family? Both would have been okay if she did not skip back and forth so often. Smooth read book otherwise.
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Hilary is a survivor. Regardless of her last name, her story is a remarkable one.
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