My short story collection Sex Romp Gone Wrong is forthcoming from Blair in 2023!

Book cover for The Sum of Trifles by Julia Ridley Smith. Image of a white, laser-cut china cup sitting on top of an upside-down white, laser-cut china cup.
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The Sum of Trifles

“A profound and engaging meditation on personal possessions…” Suzanne Van Atten, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Recommended for anyone who has lost a parent, for lovers and wranglers of ephemera, for amateur epistemologists, and for incorrigible musers.” Kelly K. Ferguson, Indyweek

“In beautiful writing that doesn’t hide from hard truths, Smith brings us a clear-eyed view of her family, herself, and the Southern culture that shaped them all.” Mary Lambeth Moore, Our State Magazine

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