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Naylor essay explores political divides in families

Heidi Naylor
Heidi Naylor

Department of English Lecturer Heidi Naylor’s essay, “When families split red and blue: We’re fighting a heart-to-heart battle,” appeared in the Idaho Statesman on Sunday, Jan. 24.

The essay explores political turmoil in the U.S. as reflected in close relationships. Through the stories of an American Civil War novel and the strife in Naylor’s own family, she asks: Could listening and understanding among divided families and friends extend to healing the rift in our nation?

Read the article (paywall).