Dubus's House of Sand and Fog was a literary smash hit, loudly pimped by snooty book critics and by Oprah. His newest, The Garden of Last Days, is about the last few weeks in the life of one of the September 11 hijackers—much of that time spent in a strip club. It promises to be the kind of book that's devoured in one tense sitting, even by people who swear that they never read. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 624-6600. 7:30 pm, $5.)