The Circus Rose & Zoom with Author Betsy Cornwell ’10 (2nd listing)

This listing is for a copy of Betsy Cornwell’s (Smith 2010) newest novel: The Circus Rose. In January, you’ll meet with Betsy on Zoom to talk about her writing and her life in Connemara, Ireland.

The Summer 2020 edition of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly reviewed Betsy’s new book saying, “New York Times bestselling author Betsy Cornwell ’10 has made a name for herself by reimagining classic fairy tales for today’s young-adult readers. First there was Mehanica (2015), her steampunk retelling of Cinderella. Then The Forest Queen (2018), her feminist retelling of the Robin Hood legend. And now The Circus Rose (2020), her queer retelling of Snow-White and Rose-Red, a German folktale popularized by the Brothers Grimm. In a starred review, Kirkus calls Cornwell’s new book “dazzling.” [It will] jolt anyone out of a quarantine stupor.”

You can learn more about Betsy at! I especially recommend learning more about her wonderful project of creating a childcare-inclusive artists’ residency for single parents: The Old Knitting Factory –

This is a “buy it now” item – $30 for 1 book and a group Zoom meeting with Betsy!