“Intertwined, this story of a mother’s hope, dedication, endurance, and strength, broke my heart in all the right ways. Kathleen English Cadmus has written a triumphant memoir.” —Lee Martin, author of From Our House and The Bright Forever

“A testament to a mother’s love…At its heart, Intertwined is about resiliency and hope, about refusing to stop loving in the face of unthinkable loss and, finally, learning when it’s time to let go. Intertwined is a must-read, full of grace.” —Kate Hopper, author of Ready for Air and Use Your Words: A Writer’s Guide for Mothers

“A heartfelt, brave, raw, yet hopeful journey of a mother’s loss and unconditional love. Its honest look into grief and parenting a child with bipolar disorder will transfix and inspire.” —Shannon Hudson Johnson, Psy.D., clinical psychologist

“Nothing less than a new myth of who we are becoming: the multiethnic, transnational American family. Well done!” —Thomas Larson, author of The Memoir and the Memoirist, The Saddest Music Ever Written, and The Sanctuary of Illness

“Intertwined contains many stories: a mother’s agony at the death of a son, her joy in adopting a daughter from South Korea, her pursuit of this daughter who ran away from home, her daughter’s reunion with her birth family, and the reconciliation of two mothers of the same child. What unifies these gripping, intertwined tales is the central paradox of parents and children, that ‘running away’ from those we love can eventually become ‘running toward.’ ” —Steven Harvey, author of The Book of Knowledge and Wonder and senior editor at River Teeth Journal

“It has been a long time since I have started reading a book and was unable to put it down. Intertwined by Kathleen Cadmus provided me the opportunity to re-experience a ‘guilty pleasure’ I have not had for decades.… Not many of us have the courage to shine a bright light on our deepest sorrows and fears, nor the grit to examine them so closely. The wholeness achieved by such agonizing—but ultimately healing—processes is what being human is all about.” —Jeanne Clement, APRN, PMHCNS, professor emeritus, The Ohio State University