Petals from a Rose

978-0-89651-556-7c 978-0-89651-560-4p
Hardwood Press
Paper $26
Foreword by Ara Parseghian, 291 pages, 5½" x 8½", foreword, preface, illustrated

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Petals from a Rose

Pagna, Tom

Tom Pagna, former football star at Miami of Ohio and coach at Notre Dame, traces the narrative of his family around the central character of his mother Rose, and in so doing shows us a way to live that is more than a way to survive In it, Pagna tells the wonderful sotries of his family’s past:

 The time that Tony Pagna needed to give just the right person at his son’s school a peek at his .45;

 Why Rose had to name her company after a box;

 The day that Tony came home only to find strange people living in his home (Rose had sold the house that morning without tellhing him);

 Why Tom and brother Joe “needed” to kill Conrad.