Her Fearful Symmetry (2009) contains a charming vignette for us to read:
She wore a lavender dress in a style from the late nineteenth century.
"Hello," she said to Valentina politely. "Are you coming?"
"Coming where?" said Valentina
"They're mustering the crows...we're going flying."
..."Can't you fly on your own?"
"It's different, haven't you done it before."
...The girl began walking and Valentina walked with her. "I say, are you an American? Where did you get your cat. No one has a cat here. When I was alive I had a cat named Maisie, but she's not here..." Valentina followed her to the Dissenters section of the cemetery, where many ghosts stood around chatting in small groups.
And we are interested in Niffenegger on ebooks. She explained to the Guardian newspaper:
I am not opposed to the existence of e-books; I know lots of people are wildly enthusiastic about them. But I have spent my life working with books as an art form and I am devoted to physical books. E-books in their current incarnations are still imperfect and they threaten the arts of book design and typography. As a book conservator I am also nervous about the digitization of books: will they be readable one hundred years from now? Or will thousands of books simply vanish as platforms and programs change?
Cat chow for thought.