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Product Details

  • Paperback: 766 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (August 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432773453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432773458
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,575,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Make no mistake about it, this unsung book is a giant accomplishment. Sage brings to life a huge multiracial cast of characters who are skillfully individualized. Also, the Zeitgeist of the time is fully captured.  The author presents us with lives in America that are rarely seen in serious fiction, and these lives are portrayed in an evenhanded, non-judgmental, non-sensational manner.  I highly recommend this book to readers in search of a book that extols and makes believable the healing force of being a member of an outlaw biker club." -EXCERPT David Willson, Vietnam Veterans of America

From the Author

Current formats of this novel (paperback & Kindle) are now revised & available.  11/09/2011

More About the Author

L.V. Sage has researched and worked on this first novel for over twenty years. Sage has had a long-time interest in the Vietnam War and has talked with vets for their input on this novel. Bikers and the outlaw motorcycle culture in particular have also been of great interest. This book is the author's fantasy, if you like-combining many interests to form a story that is rich in detail. The author stresses the fact that this novel is complete fiction and should in no way be taken to heart. Sage is a lifelong resident of Southern California.

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Great character development.
Erin O'Brien
All of this while as the story takes place in such an interesting and volatile time in the world.
Michael G. Sage
Great effort and I look forward to more from this author.
J. Owen

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. COHEN on May 10, 2012
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Great read, great story and really allows one to see inside the heart and head of people in the 60's through the love revolution and the horrors of the VietNam war. One can also relate the story to what is going on now, with all our soldiers coming home with PTSD and suffering so badly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike Coletti on January 4, 2013
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The heart felt transition from a young man afraid of the possibility of dying in Vietnam and avoiding death by running away to Canada brought me back to an important trip on my personal journey. I found the book riveting and as a Marine veteran who shared many of the experiences of this book it was at times very emotional. The journey from a fearful, unsure and cocky young man to a responsible father is one that I was fortunate to make. I felt as if I were coexisting with the characters in their actions and dreams. An excellent portrayal of what I experienced during this defining time. My thanks to L.V. for the memories, I cannot wait to experience the sequel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Owen on June 14, 2012
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I bought this to read on vacation and couldn't put it down! The characters come to life in this compelling tale of family, life, & love in the sixties/seventies. As the wife of a Vietnam vet I had to blink hard a couple of times, but that didn't stop me from reading. Great effort and I look forward to more from this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kc4hair on November 13, 2013
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This was my era, my husband went to VN, also my brother. My husband came back, (unbeknownst to me) he was importing hash oil, got 5 years to life when he and his "brothers" got caught. My brother was traumatized as a result of his Tunnel Rat assignment.
Neither of them discussed the WAR to my knowledge. This journey back in time was a bit confusing, all the time! Too many names, circumstances, etc. I wanted the core of all the lifestyles, not the trivial details, for me it dragged on quite a bit. My life was different, not exposed to the Hippie lifestyle, although acutely aware of it. Sage got to the down and dirty of it all in great detail, the biker life and communes, the trials and agonizing mental anguish that most people felt in those days. It's strange to read back and events hit you straight on that were just a distant memory, my parents era was much more romantic in the days of WWII. There were a lot of very important events that were touched on such as our music and political icons. Growing up in So. Cal, I felt as though I were driving up and down the coast! Loved that!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Brewer on November 1, 2013
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In my experience, books come in 3 flavors; "can't get through the first chapter," "can't put it down," and "don't ever want it to end." Red, White & Blues is the sort of book that you read voraciously because you want to know what happens. But then as you realize you're reaching the end you slow down to avoid the tearful good-bye as you close the cover for the final time.

LV Sage's novel is dangerously full of characters... so many that you might risk losing track if not for her ability to create an instant intimacy. Her most lovable characters became my new best friends. The least savory of the bunch wormed their ways into my heart like crazy childhood friends whom you can't cut loose. With a knack for great storytelling and an enviable talent for character development, LV Sage has won a fan for life in me. Sequel please!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jay on October 29, 2013
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This was a great book. Growing up in SF, it was easy to envision the areas when the author was describing it. It's hard for me to pick up a book and continue reading all the way through. However, this book had me sitting in the couch and finishing it in two days. I'd recommend this book to anyone who rides, grew up with those hippy parents or just lived in the area. You feel like part of the story when reading it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laura Nevarez on May 30, 2012
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Diverse characters, great storyline & rich plot! A must read! Great book that has intelligent content for the reader who wants something longer than 200 pages. Could not put it down! Waiting for and looking forward to the sequel.
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