Emergence is the story of six women and a young girl who go on an
overnight cave trip into Dragon's Den, a Virginia cave full of delicate
formations, sinuous underground passages, and a 100-foot waterfall to a
lower-level stream passage. Danielle and Nicole are the trip leaders.
Accompanying them are Sydney, an experienced caver; three
who are going caving for the first time: Gabby is a photographer; Lynne is a mother
of three; and Melissa is a nature lover. Danielle's daughter, Kate is also on the trip and a
veteran caver at just eight years old. After they drop the waterfall pit, three young
men enter the cave and cause a rock slide that traps the women in the lower
level of the cave. This fast-moving story is about their struggle to escape the
cave and to find themselves. The book is illustrated by the author, Marian McConnell.