Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir

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Macmillan, Feb 20, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
73 Reviews
 One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year From her charismatic father, Danielle Trussoni learned how to rock and roll, outrun the police, and never shy away from a fight. Spending hour upon hour trailing him around the bars and honky-tonks of La Crosse, Wisconsin, young Danielle grew up fascinated by stories of her dad's adventures as a tunnel rat in Vietnam, where he'd risked his life crawling head first into narrow passageways to search for American POWs.
 
A vivid and poignant portrait of a daughter's relationship with her father, this funny, heartbreaking, and beautifully written memoir "makes plain that the horror of war doesn't end in the trenches" (Vanity Fair).
  

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Review: Falling Through the Earth

User Review  - Cathy - Goodreads

As the daughter of a Vietnam vet, this was a tough but welcome read. There's no shortage of books that offer a glimpse into the ravages of the war and it's lasting toll; very few, however, have told ... Read full review

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User Review  - Barb Fay - Goodreads

Trussoni's memoir doesn't hide anything about her upbringing by her Vietnam War Dad vet. While it is a love-hate relationship, each comes to find respect and love for each other after the author's ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
8
Section 4
21
Section 5
34
Section 6
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Section 7
60
Section 8
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
191
Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 20
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About the author (2007)

Danielle Trussoni grew up in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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