Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works.  The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found.[The book’s tagline explains the title: “Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns…” The lead character is a fireman named Montag who becomes disillusioned with the role of censoring works and destroying knowledge, eventually quitting his job and joining a resistance group who memorize and share the world’s greatest literary and cultural works.  Bookwomen meets the last Wednesday of each month at the Women’s Resource Center.  For more information or to sign up, give us a call at 336.227.6900