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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Finding Their Way Home: The Words Have Come Home to Share Their Story is a collection of poetry covering a variety of themes, aimed at all ages and written by Brenda Baker. The poems within the collection are written in an accessible language and with a focus on telling a story about some aspect of the chaotic human experience. Whilst there is a femininity to the work that suggests a female target audience, the poems are accessible to everyone. It should be noted that some of the poems in this book discuss difficult themes (such as sexual and domestic violence) that some readers may find upsetting, and whilst they are discussed with the appropriate level of sensitivity, the subjects themselves can cause upset.
Divided into four beautiful and thought-provoking sections, the poetic works of author Brenda Baker are sure to bring a satisfying and emotive experience to fans of narratives in verse. The collection can be read as standalone moments, but there is also a building experience and thematic journey from reading the collection as a whole, which speaks deeply of the highs and lows of the complete human experience. Switching rhythms from lyrical and musical towards narrative and abstract, the work twists and turns around its different and sometimes difficult themes with a consistent commitment to imaginative word choice and the building of strong, provocative imagery. What results is a beautiful journey that serious poetry fans will be impressed by. I would certainly recommend that all readers give Finding Their Way Home a try if they want to experience and relate to strong emotional narratives.