My book beginning this week is The Typewriter Girl by Alison Altee @ 2013. This was a bonus book from the Dear Author contest I won. (See last weeks post.)
Here is the beginning:
"It is very important that you should learn the key-board so thoroughly that you can see it with your eyes shut, and can strike each letter without the least hesitation.
-Mrs. Authur J. Barnes, How to Become Expert in Type-writing-
Type-writer girls, they oughtn't think too much."