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A Swiftly Tilting Planet Summary
Madeleine L'Engle

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Plot Summary

This novel is the third in a series of five books that tell the multi-generational story of the Murry family. In this book, Charles Wallace Murry is sent into the past in a desperate attempt to avert a potential present-day nuclear war. As the narrative describes his experiences slipping in and out of several time frames, it explores themes relating to the interconnectedness of past and present; the tension between will and trust; and the nature of connection with God.

The narrative begins as the Murry family prepares its traditional Thanksgiving dinner. One non-traditional element is the presence of oldest daughter Meg's mother-in-law, the elderly and unhappy Mrs. O'Keefe. The festivities are interrupted by a call to Mr. Murry from the President of the United States who often calls the brilliant Mr. Murry for advice on scientific matters. After he hangs up, Mr. Murry reveals that the President...

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