Speaking Volumes

Upcoming Books:

September 7, 2021 – The Banishing Hall by Brit Bennett

October 5, 2021 – The Orphan Masters’s Son by Adam Johnson. This will be the first Speaking Volumes program broadcast from the studio since the pandemic began. Listeners may call in and participate in the discussion.

November 2, 2021 – Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Save the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery

December 7, 2021 – Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishuguru


  • 10/05/2021 - The Orphan Master's Son
  • 09/07/2021 - The Vanishing Half
  • 08/03/2021 - Hamnet
  • 07/06/2021 - The Glass Blowers
  • 06/01/2021 - The Pearl that Broke Its Shell
  • 05/04/2021 - The Escape Room
  • 04/06/2021 - Rez Life: An Indian's Journey through Reservation Life
  • 03/09/2021 - Golden Hill
  • 03/02/2021 - This Tender Land
  • 02/02/2021 - This Tender Land


Sunday, Tuesday

  • 8:00 PM


A radio book group. Speaking Volumes is Audio Journal’s book discussion program, bringing the enjoyable experience of a book group into listeners’ homes. Volunteers discuss the book in the studio, and listeners can call in with their comments and be part of the group. All books chosen are recorded by the Library of Congress on digital cartridge and are available through Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library and Worcester Talking Book Library. Books are chosen at least four months in advance to give time for listens to reserve their copies. The numbers to call to take part in the program are: 508-752-0557 or 508-373-2343.