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The Nine Lives of Clemenza [Kindle Edition]

Holly Christine
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

If you were able to choose what form of life you would live, what would you be? The Nine Lives of Clemenza explores the realms of spirituality and reincarnation. It introduces the possibility that as complex souls, we choose our lives, thus giving us the ultimate capability of free will. Clemenza starts out as a new soul in heaven, contemplating what form of life she will take to begin her journey. God grants each new soul nine lives, provided they bring back a moral lesson learned. Clemenza is diverse in her choices, exploring every facet of existence from air to the northern lights to a human being. Roles are reversed and souls intertwine during Clemenza’s many lives, as she learns the meaning and importance of pain, grief, loss, love and passion.

Product Details

  • File Size: 135 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0557056209
  • Publisher: Holly Christine (March 20, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026P4JCC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,104,393 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart New Idea April 17, 2009
What a bright, original idea! Well written, thought provoking. Elicits a wide range of emotions. Makes you want to meet Clemenza. Holly Christine is a smart, new author. Can't wait to read her next book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Holley Christine's, The Nine Lives of Clemenza, found a unique place on a shelve of my literary library. I've never read anything like it. I plan to read it to my grandson as soon as he's lost enough energy to sit still.

It's difficult to write this review without giving away too much at the heart of this creative, heartwarming story. So, I'll be heaping a little praise on the author and hope that inspires you to get the book and read it, especially if you have children. Nonetheless, a really good children's book is also a really good adult read.

At the heart of the story is a little ball of energy--what we would think of as a soul--that must inhabit nine lives before gaining entry into a retirement community in Heaven or be lucky enough to become an angel. Clemenza's world postulates that Heaven is a life-affirming concept where God is unlike the one we learn about in church or bible school. Each of us has an advisory connection to God and he allows us the choice to direct our journey's itinerary. He's a sort of God as tour guide who becomes a mentor as Clemenza attains greater awareness and sophistication.

Choice becomes a key ingredient in this morality tale, and like all of us, Clemeza makes good choices and bad choices. Furthermore, she must learn from her mistakes or fail, just like the rest of us.

The beauty of the story is that we love Clemenza in all of her incarnations because we know she is trying hard to be good. Even during lives in which she is selfish, inconsiderate, and angry, she learns to make amends for them and we see her true, pure, and loving character.

Clemenza takes the form of unexpected aspects of the physical universe. Could one predict coming back as the wind or a molecule?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars pluan and A+ April 21, 2009
I could not put down this book. What an awesome feel good story. Holly Christine paints the most awesome pictures with her words. I felt like I could visualize each scene in the book. I couldn't wait to see what Clemenza would choose next. If you need a good pick me up, feel good, warm all over book, this is a must read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read! June 17, 2009
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I very much enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was well written and very well thought out. I truly loved the idea of the book itself, very innovative. It was so good in fact that I found myself contemplating it while not reading the book (the sign of a good book to me).

The only complaints I have of the book is that sometimes Clemenza would say things that seemed beyond what she would know,say something like it "reminded her of such and such" but she really wouldn't know what such and such was. Threw me out of the book a bit. I also felt the ending could have been stronger, though it was well written, it fell short of the superior thoughts, ideas, and writing of the rest of the book.

I would highly recommend this book, it is a quick read at about 1400 kindle locations, but it will really get the wheels turning in your head!!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original and intriguing June 7, 2009
By Ruth K.
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This book fulfilled my wish to read something short and uplifting. Holly Christine was able to successfully craft a world from an optimist's point of view. There is pain and sadness, but Clemenza is a selfless and good person who just wants to make a difference. I read this on my kindle, and I'm thinking of purchasing it as a paperback to have when I want a pick me up. I really enjoyed the connections with other souls and the ability Clemenza has to choose to put other's needs ahead of her. She is truly a heroine to emulate.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fiction with a twist April 17, 2009
By Reader1
This is an existential approach to spirituality and life. "Clemenza" elicits a wide range of emotions in her nine lives--a very thought-provoking novel unlike any others I have read. I would recommend it highly. I look forward to the next novel by Holly Christine
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and thought-provoking June 9, 2009
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This book was sweet and thought-provoking. This is a book that will stay with me for years to come and make me think about life and how people fulfill their purpose. It really made me imagine what life forms I would like to be were I in Clemenza's shoes. I love the creative lives the author imagined for the character. I liked the naive character and watching her growth as a soul. I liked the interesting lifetimes she lived and how they all connected. I wish the end had a little more depth to it--I felt like it wrapped up too quickly. Also there were several typos (breathe/breath) that I noticed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Story June 9, 2009
By bklvr
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I liked this story very much, it was uplifting and made you think. There could have been a tad bit more character development in each of the nine lives, but other than that, I enjoyed this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Nine Lives of Clemenza
The Nine Lives of Clemenza is a quick read but packs a lot of insight into the life of the soul. I found it to be uplifting, sad, enjoyable, surprising, interesting, fun and... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Pam
5.0 out of 5 stars The Kafka of Pittsburgh, Holly Christine
The Nine Lives of Clemenza is a spiritual novel about Clemenza who begins life as a ball of energy before entering her first life on earth as air. Read more
Published on March 1, 2010 by Stacey Cochran
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
I really enjoyed this book. I tried to talk my husband into reading it because I loved it so much. Great price. Great story.
Published on January 17, 2010 by Sherribaby
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Thought Provoking
I enjoyed this book. I don't usually read this kind of book, but I read it as part of a group reading session. Read more
Published on September 2, 2009 by Book Owl Too
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I fell completely in love with Clemenza while reading this book! What a delightful creation she is! This story-line was uplifting, entertaining, thought provoking. Read more
Published on September 1, 2009 by KayeKaye
5.0 out of 5 stars nine lives of clemenza
This book is an easy read and absolutely FANTASTIC. i recommend it to everyone. if you liked mitch albums books you will love this one. Read more
Published on August 22, 2009 by J. Manendo
5.0 out of 5 stars Kathy Elliott Port Charlott Florida
You can lose if your smart enought to get your self a FUN read. I just loved it . Put spirituality reincamation angels and GOD in one book and i am there. Read more
Published on July 2, 2009 by K. Elliott
4.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable Adventure for Any Age!
By Dawson Vosburg
I just have to give you my highest congratulations, Holly-this was a fabulously written, intriguing, and deep book about spirituality. Read more
Published on May 30, 2009 by Dawson Vosburg
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More About the Author

Holly Christine is the author of The Nine Lives of Clemenza and Tuesday Tells it Slant. She resides in Pittsburgh and is co-creator of the Pittsburgh South Writers Group with Sandy Ward Bell. For more information check out Holly's website at

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