Anne Sexton
Fall preview: books
Fall preview: books

Fall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom McCarthy's "C," Scarlett Thomas' "Our Tragic Universe") have been out since Labor Day. Yet this is just the tip of the iceberg; good books await all autumn long. Here, then, is a sample of what we have to look forward to, as the days grow shorter and the evenings stretch before us, waiting to be filled.FICTION: SPEAK, MEMORYIn October, Philip Roth releases "Nemesis," the latest in the series of short novels he's been publishing since 2006. Revolving...