"With suspense and heartbreak, Andrea Yaryura Clark’s debut novel explores the human toll of Argentina’s Dirty War, whose atrocities can still upend the most cloistered and prosperous lives. On a Night of a Thousand Stars turns one woman’s genealogical quest into a searing indictment of the complicity inherent in cultural silence."

Jennifer Egan, New York Times bestselling author of Manhattan Beach



"Andrea Yaryura Clark is a fresh, new voice in fiction. On a Night of a Thousand Stars sheds light on a dark chapter in Argentina's history, the effects of the country's worst dictatorship and the consequences for those left behind and those who survived."

Greer Hendricks, New York Times Bestselling Co-Author of An Anonymous Girl.


"A deftly paced first novel with unforgettable protagonists. Andrea Yaryura Clark masterfully takes the reader away to 1970's Argentina and explores the aftermath of the dictatorship on an Argentine American family. A Powerful debut about a chapter in history that must be told."

Janice Y.K. Lee, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Piano Teacher.


"In Andrea Clark’s debut novel she has accomplished the remarkable feat of rendering the political and the human story, telling a painful narrative of lives lost, Argentinian history, and the family. Brava and welcome.”

Roxana Robinson, acclaimed author of Dawson's Fall

"In luminescent prose and exquisite detail, Andrea Yaryura Clark chronicles a family's history through the political turmoil of Argentina's Dirty War and beyond. Both heart-rending and hopeful, On a Night of a Thousand Stars explores the strength and endurance of love and familial bonds in the face of chaos and tragedy. A deeply moving, timely and important debut."

Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us


Andrea Yaryura Clark’s deep understanding of the complexity and savagery of Argentine history brings an authority to this gripping novel, a chilling reminder of the precariousness of human rights and the extraordinary bravery of those fighting to preserve freedom for all.

Lisa Gornick, author of the critically acclaimed of The Peacock Feast.





Jake Tapper's Book Club — "Clark (...) vividly weaves the fears and lengths people took to avoid becoming a "disappeared" (...) confronts this history head on while telling a gripping story that leaves readers both surprised and moved." 


The Toronto Star — "History is reclaimed in this magnetic debut, with Clark determined to excavate the past on behalf of its sufferers."


Apple Book — Chosen as one of the best books of March, "Clark does an amazing job immersing us in this troubled historical period... a tender look at the complex ties between family, politics, and history". 


Library Journal — "Both heartbreaking and race-to-the end suspenseful as secrets will out that starkly reveal the tragedy of Argentina's Dirty War."


Kirkus — "A skillful debut which serves as a reminder that a country's past can never remain in the past."


Booklist — "Clark's debut novel is a compelling story of a time and place that might not be well known to American readers as well as a heartbreaking narrative of generational trauma."


Publishers Weekly — "Magnetic and revelatory."