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Initial post: May 9, 2010 9:27:11 AM PDT
A music fan says:
In the book, how did the two die or was that never mentioned?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2010 11:32:27 AM PDT
Linky's Mom says:
I do not think it was ever mentioned, which is Michner's style. I have read the book twice, but quite awhile ago.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010 10:10:30 PM PDT
Levi dies under the wheels of a train chasing after his daughter after she leaves town.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2010 4:33:28 AM PDT
A music fan says:
Thats in the miniseries, not the book

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 12:51:47 PM PST
tom johnson says:
Levi did die under the train on TV but I have never been able to find out what happened to Lucinda.

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 12:53:36 PM PST
tom johnson says:
Also, after John Skimmerhorn left the Venneford for Texas there is no other mention of him that I can find.

Posted on Sep 21, 2014 5:47:08 AM PDT
book lover says:
I am reading Centennial as I write this (I'm almost finished). Levi's death is not mentioned in the book. Only that Lucinda is now a widow. Levi's death as portrayed in the TV series is different than the book. No train mishap is mentioned. Also, Pasquinel's death is different in the book than in the TV series. On another note, while I liked Levi's character, I was a bit disappointed that he wouldn't marry his Indian wife unless she became a Christian and that his character never progressed past this kind of thinking. He was more open-minded than his brothers, but I wished for more growth in his thinking. I feel he should have started to question his godly-beliefs after getting away from the confines of his upbringing. Just my opinion.

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 11:53:48 AM PDT
It's a little weird. Every other main character's death is at least mentioned, even it after the fact. Lame Beaver, Pasquinel, McKeag, Clay Basket, Oliver Seacombe, Mervin Wendell, Hans Brumbagh, Jim Lloyd, and Charlotte Lloyd all have their deaths portrayed or mentioned after the fact. For Levi and Lucinda, who really bridge the time between the unsettled plains and the modern era, there's no mention at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2015 4:53:39 PM PDT
Safirenzi says:
Well that is historically correct. So I guess you want Mitchner to lie because you don't like history? Back in the day, most people went to church, even back as soon as the 1960's. The first thing most settlers built was some kind of church. At least he didn't make her become a Mennonite.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2015 6:58:43 PM PDT
book lover says:
I think you are responding to me, so I will answer. I do not understand why you think that someone from the past can not learn to see the world differently. I expressed my opinion and stand by it. If you are a believer in one of the Abraham faiths, my condolences.
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Initial post:  May 9, 2010
Latest post:  Aug 14, 2015

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