Secular shelf life Mabel and Jack are establishing a farm in the frozen wastes of Alaska, seeking relief from the pain of their childlessness. Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen THE SNOW CHILDBy Eowyn IveyHeadline Review. 448 pages. £7.99ISBN 978 0 755 380 534 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.