May 3, 18 and 26
Ludington Library and Main Point Books
Cowboys, conspiracies and killers invade Bryn Mawr for the “Murder & Mayhem on the Main Line” literary series. May 3, Philadelphia’s Jon McGoran reads from Dust Up, the latest in his series of ecological-catastrophe thrillers. Susan Strecker appears May 18 in support of Nowhere Girl, and Craig Johnson (pictured) rides into town May 26 to discuss his new novella, The Highwayman, and his 2015 novel, Dry Bones. Call (610) 525-1480.
Switch up your workout routine this spring, and go for a (stationary) spin at SoulCycle. This trendy New York fitness phenomenon is making its Pennsylvania debut, bringing high-energy classes to Ardmore’s Suburban Square on May 2. Get ready to sweat in style.
(PS Books, 198 pages)
Giving an oft-overlooked segment of female writers a compelling and coherent voice, this new Philadelphia Stories collection spotlights better known names like Bonnie Jo Campbell, Robin Black and Alison Hicks, along with a up-and-coming authors. Conceived by Carla Spataro, director of Rosemont College’s MFA program, the collection leaves no subject untouched, from love, life and family to sex, struggle and loss.