Anna says about Dr. Calloway: “He’s so stiff there isn’t even butter or salt there—jes’ starch.”
Anna from Atlanta begins with the sad tale of a birth gone wrong, a gut-wrenching reflection by the retired doctor Joe Calloway about the delivery of Fritzy, the son of his best friend and fellow doctor in town.
While he was a devoted and outstanding doctor, at home he was tough on all that he loved and also on himself. He told Anna about the day of Fritzy’s birth, “I gave it my best. Nature didn’t.”