"I resigned my position. I left the church." After witnessing Lev making the front cover, he then realizes that the god he believes in should not be asking for tithes.
"So your not coming?" Ariana promised Connor that she would come with him, but she acts against her word when she refuses to leave with him.
"He goes beyond his first thought, and processes his second thought" Connor typicaly only responds after a quick thought or instinct, but this time he thinks before heading off again.
"Little boy Connor drank his cider and leaned back against his mother pretending to fall asleep, but what he was really doing was trying to dissolve into the moment and make it last forever." This memory shows how life was before the unwinding form was signed. I think the author wanted to bring up his past life to show Connors sense of betrayal.
"By the time it landed on our doorstep again, it was sick. It was coughing like a seal and its skin and eyes were yellow." This memory explains Connor's action of running to the baby. It also helps understand why Connor does the things he does.
"He got that scar trying to gut a trout." This is the first memory brought up at Harlan's birthday party. This helps start conversations at the party.