Look­ing to take a break from social media this win­ter? I’m right there with you! But before you log off for the sea­son, be sure to browse one or more of these fif­teen excit­ing new titles. To give you a peek: they include poems informed by the book of Gen­e­sis, recipes for the Jew­ish hol­i­days, and scenes out of Burn­ing Man.

The Hebrew Teacher: Three Novel­las by Maya Arad; Jes­si­ca Cohen, trans.

unalone by Jes­si­ca Jacobs

Moth­er Doll: A Nov­el by Katya Apekina

A Bru­tal Design: A Nov­el by Zachary C. Solomon

Cold Cre­ma­to­ri­um: Report­ing from the Land of Auschwitz by József Debreczeni; Paul Olchváry, trans.; Jonathan Freed­land, fwd.

Fer­vor: A Nov­el by Toby Lloyd

Kyra Lisse is Jew­ish Book Council’s Edi­to­r­i­al Fel­low. She’s a grad­u­ate of Franklin & Mar­shall Col­lege in Lan­cast­er, PA, where she stud­ied cre­ative writ­ing and Latin. Cur­rent­ly, Kyra is a sec­ond-year MFA can­di­date and grad­u­ate assis­tant at Hollins Uni­ver­si­ty in Roanoke, VA, con­cen­trat­ing on cre­ative non­fic­tion. Her email is kyra@​jewishbooks.​org.