Author Carol Gilligan discusses Kyra, her first book of fiction on Thursday, August 21, is free from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Chilmark Public Library.

Dr. Gilligan is most known for her nonfiction bestseller In a Different Voice. Although her previous writings have been works of nonfiction, Dr. Gilligan published Kyra in January of this year. Kyra is a Cambridge-based architect who spends time on Nashawena, one of the Elizabeth Islands. She seeks psychological counseling after falling in and out of love for the first time since the death of her husband ten years before.

Dr. Gilligan is a writer, psychologist, feminist and gender theorist. Her most important research has focused on the moral and psychological development of girls.

She received her doctorate in social psychology from Harvard University. She was a member of the Harvard faculty for 34 years and held the university’s first chair in genders studies. She is currently the University Professor in the Humanities and Applied Psychology at New York University.

For details, call 508-645-3360.